Policy Spotlight: Full-Day Kindergarten
When Colorado passed full-day kindergarten this year, many observers remarked that it was bound to pass because it was the new governor’s signature education initiative. The reality is it was far from a sure thing, particularly with a hefty price tag and a number of competing initiatives being championed by the new Democratic leadership in the legislature.
PIE Network members DFER Colorado, Colorado Succeeds, Stand for Children Colorado, Teach Plus Colorado, and Colorado League of Charter Schools provided both the air cover and the ground game needed to push the bill from the starting line over the finish line. Their steadfast commitment as a coalition is the reason Colorado families can now count on kindergarten as an option in their district.