A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.
The drama surrounding Republican representative Laura Bradford’s suspected drunken driving incident has dominated life under the state capitol’s gold dome for about a week. Bradford is now threatening to leave the Republican Party, which would put the GOP's control of the statehouse in the balance.
The Colorado House Education Committee has passed a bill onto the house floor that changes the state’s ‘student-count’ funding day to avoid conflicts with religious holidays.
Colorado’s Oct. 1st count day is used by school districts to establish funding for individual schools. If children are absent on that day, they’re not included in a school’s roster, and the school may not receive funding for that child.