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May 10, 2019
Teachers union challenges improvement plan for Pueblo school, calling it bid to ‘privatize’
The legal challenge focuses on the role of MGT Consulting, a for-profit firm also in line to manage operations at the Adams 14 district and two Aurora schools.
November 16, 2018
Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix that eluded them for two years
Near the end of its tenure, a special legislative committee on school finance issues is asking for more time.
November 5, 2018
Colorado teachers want smaller class sizes, union survey finds
Some studies have found a strong relationship between smaller class sizes and better student performance.
September 20, 2018
Have you thought about teaching? Colorado teachers union sells the profession in new videos
The Colorado Education Association has made a series of ads with the theme, "Change a life. Change the world."
August 13, 2018
Despite earlier attack ads, Colorado teachers union endorses Jared Polis for governor
The endorsement is not a surprise given that teachers unions have traditionally been associated with the Democratic Party.
meet the new boss
August 3, 2018
New Colorado teachers union chief: Spring walkouts raised public awareness of school needs
Amie Baca-Oehlert, a school counselor from the Adams 12 district north of Denver, recently took the helm of the 35,000-member Colorado Education Association.
June 27, 2018
Colorado teachers unions will feel a limited impact from the Supreme Court’s Janus decision
Colorado’s teachers unions have been living in a post-Janus world for decades.
Now it gets real
June 26, 2018
What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education
Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton are seeking to replace Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
May 10, 2018
Colorado lawmakers’ pension compromise raises teacher retirement age, cuts benefits
The deal that emerged from 12 hours of negotiations Wednesday was not the deal that many people expected to see when the day started.
May 4, 2018
Why Colorado’s teacher shortage bills fall short
The legislative effort to address Colorado's teacher shortages will have only a modest impact because it fails to tackle the root causes.
May 1, 2018
Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?
The ranking has become a key feature of the school funding debate, and it’s unlikely to disappear from the public narrative anytime soon.
April 30, 2018
After teacher rallies, the work ‘shifts to the local community level,’ Colorado union president says
Teachers need to convince local school boards to raise salaries, and they need to convince neighbors to vote for a statewide tax in November, the CEA president said.
Movers and shakers
April 29, 2018
Colorado Education Association elects new president amid wave of teacher activism
Amie Baca-Oehlert is a high school counselor in Adams 12 Five Star who has been CEA vice president since 2012.
April 27, 2018
Sponsor of teacher strike ban won’t jail teachers, but unions are still a target
The teacher backlash to the strike ban came fast and furious.
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