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2 days ago
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 7, 2018
What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education
Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them.
not so fast
August 8, 2018
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
The lawsuit filed this week in Denver District Court doesn’t deal with the merits of the policy but with the way it was enacted.
one hurdle down
February 15, 2017
Charter school funding bill clears Senate Education Committee
The bill faces a cloudier future in the House.
October 31, 2016
Here’s how the education debate could shift if Democrats retake Colorado’s Senate
Partisan control of Colorado’s Senate is in play this November, and with it the direction of debates on charter school funding, testing and how teachers are licensed.
money money money
October 28, 2016
Advocacy groups to Colorado elected officials: Step up and fund our schools
A coalition of education advocacy groups has fired the first shot in what’s shaping up to be a brutal battle at the statehouse next year over school funding.
All the committees
August 9, 2016
Why are there two committees in Colorado working on the nation’s new education law?
At both meetings, members worried that their respective work could end in a political showdown.
Hold your horses
August 4, 2016
Colorado schools chief to lawmakers: Don’t expect total overhaul of state laws just yet
Colorado could still rethink education policies around standards, testing and accountability at a later date, says State Board of Education chairman.
February 23, 2016
Proposed change in standards for therapists reporting possible school threats moves to Senate
A measure that would change how mental health professionals respond to possible threats in schools involves balancing client confidentiality and safety.
February 4, 2016
We asked six students what lawmakers could do to improve their schools. Here’s what they said.
Answers ranged from later start times to more college prep classes.
under the dome
January 8, 2016
Five takeaways from Chalkbeat’s Legislative Preview
School funding, data privacy, testing and more headlined our panel previewing the imminent 2016 legislative session.
December 3, 2013
Study: Colorado budget woes offset by recession, but fiscal quagmire still remains
Funding for Colorado's public schools should remain stable in the coming years, according to a new fiscal forecast by an independent think tank. But the Colorado Futures Center warns the state could see a $3 billion gap between its revenue and budget by 2030.
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