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May 29, 2019
More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on the fifth day?
As more Colorado school districts cut back to just four days a week in the face of financial pressures, many parents are looking for ways to fill that fifth day.
How I Teach
August 1, 2018
How this Colorado English teacher connected with a mom everyone said was impossible
An English teacher talks about how he communicates with parents, why he feels heartbroken when district tax levies fail, and how Metallica music fits into his lessons.
Red for ed
April 13, 2018
A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes
Educators in Colorado are calling attention to school funding shortfalls — and in one case forcing a school district to cancel classes.
'A Significant Change'
March 19, 2018
Done doing ‘more with less,’ Brighton district will move to a four-day school week
In response to the concerns of working parents, District 27J will offer paid child care for elementary-aged children every Monday.
February 2, 2018
The four-day week, once a tool of rural districts, is coming to a Denver metro school district
The School District 27J, which covers Brighton and some surrounding areas, will make a final decision before spring break about moving to a four-day school week.
December 19, 2017
Brighton-based district is the latest to adopt later start times for secondary students
The Brighton School District's plan to push middle and high school start times later in the morning next year fits with a growing trend in Colorado and the nation.
Updated November 8, 2017
Tax measures prevail in Colorado Springs and Greeley, while Brighton attempt fails
It marked the six time since 2003 voters have rejected a property tax increase in the Brighton district.
September 7, 2017
Colorado school districts taking another shot at tax measures after past defeats
Almost 20 school districts will be asking voters for a tax increase this November looking to find more funds for higher staff pay and new technology.
All about the green
November 3, 2016
What you need to know about marijuana tax money and Colorado schools
Your questions about Colorado pot money for schools answered including who gets any and what it's used for.
November 1, 2016
Colorado’s record number of school bond measures raking in donations from varied interests
Campaign finance reports show almost $2 million has poured into the campaigns seeking to pass the 10 largest bond requests on the 2016 ballot.
try try again
October 26, 2016
Colorado school districts stung by past defeats return with record number of tax requests
Colorado districts that have seen past measures defeated are taking a number of steps to persuade reluctant voters, including cutting back on what they’re asking for.
Updated November 4, 2015
Voters approve bond issue for overcrowded District 27J
A proposed bond issue for Brighton-based District 27J passed Tuesday, just a year after voters narrowly rejected a similar plan.
November 3, 2015
Five things to watch on Election Day
Key issues to be decided in Tuesday's election include the Jefferson County recall, the makeup of Denver, Aurora and Douglas County school boards, and a Brighton bond.
November 4, 2014
Voters reject slots-for-schools plan, pass open negotiations measure
UPDATED: Adams voters reject tax increases for county schools, while Boulder voters approved a record bond measure. Voters rejected an expansion of casino gambling and approved a proposition that would require district and union negotiations to take place in public. Denver voters approved an expansion of the Denver Preschool Program.
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