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Millennial Policy Center continues its focus on higher ed with May 25 forum

One of the more interesting and well-focused organizations I’ve seen in awhile, the conservative Millennial Policy Center in Denver, keeps doing things right. Jimmy Sengenberger, the 26-year-old radio host who is the center’s president and CEO, is keeping a clear, consistent drumbeat on higher education. The center is holding a forum on the subject May 25 […]

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Youtube Oscar … uh, The Joey for best Colorado Politics video goes to …

If you follow this site closely you know I love locally shot Youtube videos that tells a Colorado political story. Nourie Bouraie with the Senate Republicans and Joel Malecka with the House Republicans bring it week in and week out on their respective caucus YouTube pages. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick between them, because […]

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Cost of college responds to availability of loans and grants, says Denver’s Millennial Policy Center

The climbing cost of higher education is responding to the availability of loans and grants, according to a report out Monday from Denver’s Millennial Policy Center. “Restoring Higher Education in America” looks at cost and reform for higher ed from a conservative point of view. Jimmy Sengenberger, the author of the report and the center’s 26-year-old […]

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Noonan: Bill envisions high quality education for Colorado … But where’s the money?

Paula Noonan
A new bipartisan bill, Achieving a Vision for Education in Colorado, HB17-1287, sets up an advisory board to create a strategic plan for public education, preschool through college, for implementation up to 2030. The bill recognizes that the 21st century world is “fiercely competitive” and that a “world class highly effective twenty-first-century learning system is the […]

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Noonan: State required tests risk religious, citizenship discrimination in higher ed

Paula Noonan
Student data privacy and standardized testing have floated around the Capitol as hot issues for several years. In this legislative session, religious and citizenship discrimination has been added to this boiling stew through SB17-102, a bill concerned with demographic information collected by the College Board testing service through its Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) and […]

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Noonan: In politics, a principled person is hard to find

Paula Noonan
Huey Long, the legendary populist from Louisiana, said “The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century transcendentalist, said, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Both aphorisms are much in play lately. Republican Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, is sponsoring a bill, SB17-062, on free […]

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New CU Regent Jack Kroll discusses key problems facing CU and the higher education community

Jack Kroll
Having won a hard-fought 2016 Democratic primary race for the open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and then cruising uncontested in the general election, 1st Congressional District Regent Jack Kroll, D-Denver, says he is ready to fight the important battles facing the university. Not long before his, 4th Congressional District Regent […]

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Transportation funding, fix to construction problems top House agenda

House Democrats and Republicans agree that two matters are likely to dominate discussion in the chamber during the upcoming legislative session, although they disagree about how to refer to one of them. Along with funding the state’s transportation needs, House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle told The Colorado Statesman recently that tackling the […]

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Colorado colleges, universities rally behind undocumented students

Colleges and universities across Colorado are grappling with whether the incoming Trump administration will strip away federal deportation protections for undocumented students, most of whom came to the state at a very young age and pay in-state tuition under Colorado law. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was signed as an executive action by […]

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