Colorado school updates

Colorado students and parents have had a difficult spring and I know many of us are ready for some good news to come our way!

Here are a couple of things happening…

Colorado parents will be able to send their kids to full-day kindergarten at no cost starting this fall.

House Bill 1262 says that kindergarten students should be covered like all other students, and bans districts from charging tuition. The measure also frees up money for some 5,000 state-funded preschool spots for children from low-income families.

For more on what this will look like for the 2019-2020 school year, visit

Amazon gives Stem Launch school in Thornton $25,000 to help keep tech jobs filled

“New jobs in the tech industry are a driving force for the booming Front Range economy. Many companies worry about finding enough people with the right skills to fill all of those positions.

Now Amazon has taken a step to keep the pipeline filled, and it’s aiming young.” -CBS 4 Denver

Amazon offered students at STEM Launch an opportunity to see how their fulfillment center works. While there, they surprised them with a $25,000 check to help keep their current programs up and running.

Read more of the story covered by CBS Denver here.