Politics & Policy

Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Colorado’s new early childhood chief said it’s time to “stop the madness” and increase state reimbursement rates to reflect the true cost of child care.
Experts also expect some increase in teen births and decreases to women’s educational attainment, but the magnitude is hard to predict.
The approved budget includes $8 billion in operational expenses, $645 million in school building improvements, and $769 million to pay off debt.
The package contains minor procedural fixes and major changes in how the state supports small, home-based providers.
Board members and community members have raised concerns around community engagement and adverse impacts on other schools in the face of CPS enrollment declines.
Under new guidance, teachers and attendance monitors can provide the causes for absences, including crisis or bereavement.
But the decision won’t turn on a money spigot for religious private schools.
Due to recently announced budget cuts, parents fear they’ll see programs discontinued in the fall, and teachers are worried about their jobs.
Superintendent Roger León said the recommended changes seek to educate, not punish students.
A controversial March decision had unintended consequences that limited some innovation school flexibility, board members argued.
Preschool teacher pay varies wildly in Colorado — from around $13 to $70 an hour, depending on the region, setting, and employee credentials.
The new data suggests that the charter sector was experiencing growing pains even before controversial rules proposed by the Biden administration.
The court order marks another win for Gov. Bill Lee, but more legal challenges loom
Despite efforts to improve elementary reading instruction, many older students continue to struggle with reading.
Partisan control is at stake as the State Board of Education grows from seven to nine seats. Cultural issues are taking precedence over education reform.
Peggy Propst and Cody LeBlanc are competing to be the Republican candidate for the Colorado State Board of Education 8th Congressional District seat.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
Students often do better in smaller classes, but there’s no agreement on exactly how much better.
A new poll from Magellan Strategies measures voter attitudes on a range of education issues.
The legislation is one part of a strategy to alleviate a growing teacher shortage in many districts
It took nine rounds of voting and several tense exchanges to fill the District 5 vacancy.
The charter schools proposed to replicate the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, provide an education that centers Black students, and offer an arts option for elementary students.
Citing unintended consequences, a majority of Denver school board members support moving forward a proposal to overturn parts of a new policy limiting school autonomy.
Declining enrollment is one of Denver Public Schools’ most pressing issues. An annual report takes a deep dive into the numbers. Here’s what it says.
Even as Michigan’s state revenues reach record highs, officials appear poised to let the program expire.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
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