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December 18, 2018
Lawmakers pledge to ‘put some legs’ to new Colorado education plan
The legislators who served on the Education Leadership Council promised the final product wouldn’t languish on a shelf.
November 1, 2018
Proposed Colorado budget invests in attracting teachers and expanding college and work opportunities
The next governor will make his own budget recommendations, but this document represents a start.
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.
Have Your Say
August 1, 2018
Which skills should Colorado schools prioritize? State leaders want the public to weigh in
Members of Colorado's Education Leadership Council are in the process of establishing a guiding framework for policy.
May 10, 2018
What Colorado lawmakers did for and to schools in 2018
In a world of competing priorities, education came out ahead in the Colorado General Assembly's 2018 session.
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.
Carrots not sticks
May 4, 2018
Here’s how Colorado lawmakers are spending $10 million to reduce the teacher shortage
Colorado is following the path laid out by research. What will matter is how these programs are implemented and sustained over time.
March 23, 2018
Colorado schools are getting a major bump in the state’s 2018-19 budget
“We believe this is the most significant reduction in what used to be called the negative factor since it was born."
In the money
March 23, 2018
Here’s how Colorado schools would spend an extra $100 million (or more) from the state
Legislators on the Joint Budget Committee unanimously decided this week to set aside $100 million to “buy down” the budget stabilization factor.
February 6, 2018
Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up
Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters approve a $1.7 billion tax increase for education.
January 12, 2018
Apprenticeships are now open for the second round of CareerWise high school students
More than half the companies that signed on for the launch of Colorado’s apprenticeship program CareerWise have renewed.
November 16, 2017
Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million
The money would go to state-approved charter schools in an effort to close a funding gap lawmakers tried to eliminate in a landmark charter-school funding bill passed in the waning days of the 2017 state legislative session.
September 26, 2017
Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system
Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and state Rep. Bob Rankin will serve as co-chairs for the governor's repurposed Education Leadership Council.
you better work
August 7, 2017
Hickenlooper, on national TV, calls for bipartisanship on job training for high school graduates
The Colorado governor brought up workforce training after moderator John Dickerson asked what issues besides healthcare both parties should be addressing.
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.
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