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Erica Meltzer

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Colorado

Erica Meltzer is Bureau Chief of Chalkbeat Colorado, where she also covers the legislature and statewide education issues. Erica was a founding editor of the local news site Denverite. Before that, she covered everything from housing and energy policy to crime and courts for newspapers in three states. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. Reach her at: emeltzer@chalkbeat.org.

The State Board of Education is growing from seven seats to nine seats. Find election results here.
Past efforts to overhaul Colorado school funding have hit political roadblocks. Could this be the year?
Colorado is moving in the opposite direction of states under Republican control that are limiting how teachers can talk about race, gender, and sexuality.
Community groups are rallying to urge the Colorado State Board of Education to adopt inclusive social studies standards after months of debate.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made kindergarten and preschool key to his first term. How will he tackle the challenges ahead?
The 2022 election will determine which party controls Colorado’s State Board of Education and who decides critical education issues.
Los candidatos a gobernador de Colorado respondieron 8 preguntas sobre temas de educación. Lee las respuestas en nuestra guía.
The Democratic governor says education is on the right track, but his GOP opponent wants a new direction.
In surprise about-face, MCT is saved from closure. Students gave emotional testimony this week to keep their small high school open.
Colorado’s State Board of Education is growing from seven to nine seats, and political control of the body that sets education policy could be at stake in November’s election.
Democratic State Board members said the American Birthright civics program was “too extreme.” Instead, Colorado schools will use civics standards developed by Colorado teachers.
State Board of Ed member Steve Durham hopes students connect the Nazis with socialism. Historians say he’s ‘completely wrong.’
Una querella federal dice que la ley de opción de escuelas (school choice) de Colorado da demasiada oportunidad para rechazar a estudiantes discapacitados.
A five-year federal grant aims to improve Colorado schools’ family engagement, with training for parents and a real voice in school decisions.
A complaint filed with the federal Office for Civil Rights says Colorado’s school choice law gives school very broad leeway to turn away students with disabilities.
The previous Denver contract was approved after the 2019 teachers strike. District leaders touted the protected planning time and lunches promised in a tentative agreement.
Take Chalkbeat’s survey and let us know what questions you have for candidates for governor, State Board of Education, and Colorado General Assembly.
Contesta nuestra encuesta y dinos qué preguntas quieres hacerles a los candidatos a gobernador, a la Junta Estatal de Educación, y a la Asamblea General de Colorado.
The wage gap between Colorado teachers and other college-educated workers is larger than in any other state, a new study finds.
La Epidemióloga del Estado Rachel Herlihy explica cómo debe evolucionar el enfoque de Colorado en cuanto al COVID en las escuelas.
This was the first year Colorado gave the full suite of CMAS tests since 2019. See how your school and district did here.
Colorado educators report a mix of optimism and apprehension as students head back to class. Could this be the year things finally feel a little normal?
A new study finds widening gaps between teacher salaries and affordable homeownership. See how your Colorado school district compares.
Colorado school districts can apply for funding to cover electric school buses and charging infrastructure from state or federal programs.
Many Colorado school districts say the fall hiring frenzy is similar to previous years. They’ve raised pay, but competition with the private sector and other districts is stiff.
In an interview with Chalkbeat, State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy explains why she thinks Colorado’s approach to COVID in schools should evolve.
Supporters of a Colorado school funding measure to raise teacher pay failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot.
School districts around Colorado are raising teacher pay in an effort to stay competitive amid widespread staffing shortages.
The merger of Rocky Mountain Prep and STRIVE Prep will create one system serving more than 5,000 students from preschool through 12th grade.