March 27, 2023

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Colorado governor, lawmakers take aim at students’ low math scores

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As Colorado students’ math scores have continued to plummet during the pandemic, Gov. Jared Polis and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are intervening with legislation that aims to expand both teacher training and programs that have improved kids’ math skills while also coaching parents on how to help with math at home. 

“Government is supposed to take care of education,” bill sponsor Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, said before a news conference Tuesday morning that unveiled the legislation. “I think we just might lose a generation of kids who don’t have math skills. I’m not sure you pick those up quite as readily when you’re an adult.”

The legislation — also sponsored by Sen. Janice Marchman, D-Loveland, and Senate Minority Leader Paul…

Erica Breunlin

2023-03-07 11:15:03

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