Politics & Policy

Overall, most parents say schools are striking the right balance in addressing racism.
Dozens of advocacy groups are raising the alarm that restorative justice funding is “at risk” — including a planned expansion of restorative justice programs to all middle and high schools.
Colorado school districts can apply for funding to cover electric school buses and charging infrastructure from state or federal programs.
The one-time payments come as inflation has tightened household budgets across the country.
In an interview with Chalkbeat, State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy explains why she thinks Colorado’s approach to COVID in schools should evolve.
Supporters say the program would empower parents, but critics say the scholarships could undermine traditional public schools
Republican-led states oppose efforts to extend federal protections to trans students.
College president’s mockery of teacher training won’t necessarily dash hopes to bring charters to the state
The court’s order brings whiplash to back-to-school planning. Four days prior, a lower court ruled the city needed to redo the education department budget.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.
Supporters of a Colorado school funding measure to raise teacher pay failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot.
Local governments in Nashville and Memphis failed to show that an injunction was warranted, the judges ruled
Here’s where incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon stand on key education issues.
Ruling that New York City’s education budget process violated the law, a Manhattan judge ordered the city to redo this year’s education department budget. For now, school budgets revert to last year’s levels.
More Colorado Class of 2022 students completed the FAFSA, signaling they plan on going to college. But the nation outpaced the state’s rebound.
The decision is more complicated than meets the eye, and either choice involves some trade-offs.
A judge said the city did not follow proper rules when it approved the budget, paving the way for restoring hundreds of millions in cuts to schools.
A coalition of national groups warns the early learning system is approaching ‘a catastrophic funding cliff’
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
“The power struggle will overshadow the board doing anything,” one observer said.
The candidates are competing in a very tight race to battle incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Superintendent Alex Marrero lays out a vision that emphasizes belonging and community alongside academic achievement. Denver’s last strategic plan expired in 2020.
The state overpaid Chicago Public Schools $87.5 million between 2019 and 2022. Now, the district must pay $11 million annually through 2030.
The decision keeps in place an order temporarily blocking the education department from moving forward with hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to school budgets.
Speedy voucher rollout draws hopeful families, more legal challenges
Attorneys battle one more time over whether academic outcomes and funding gaps matter to the state constitution.
Post-trial oral arguments in the battle over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s K-12 funding system begin July 26.
Chancellor David Banks and Mayor Eric Adams say they’ll support school integration efforts, but are focused on building more high-quality schools.
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