Chalkbeat Colorado | Jason Gonzales & Erica Meltzer
“I want to thank every educator and school staff member who has done their part, done more than their part, to help keep Colorado schools open… There is nothing more important to the future of our state than educating Colorado children.”
In his annual State of the State address, Governor Jared Polis emphasized his commitment to education. He pointed to major successes in funding full-day kindergarten and passing universal pre-K through a ballot measure. The governor also spoke to greater ambitions, from strengthening the upcoming universal pre-kindergarten program to making higher education more affordable.