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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.
winners and losers
November 3, 2018
Amendment 73: What happens if voters put an extra $1.6 billion into Colorado’s broken school finance system?
A Gordian knot, a debacle, indefensible: Everyone agrees Colorado needs a better way to fund its schools.
April 22, 2018
This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time
The bill is unlikely to become law, but it speaks to concerns that a national wave of teacher activism could come to Colorado.
January 29, 2018
What a $10,000 fellowship for rural teachers will and won’t do to address teacher shortages
The rural fellowships bill is just one of what lawmakers say will be a package of bills to address Colorado’s difficulties filling some teacher jobs.
the fiscal thicket
April 26, 2017
Everyone hates how Colorado funds its schools. So who is going to fix it?
Multiple efforts to stave off a financial crisis for schools are under way, including legislation that would create a committee to develop a new way to fund schools.
February 13, 2017
Proposed bill that has governor’s blessing would drop PARCC from Colorado high schools
Lawmakers are stopping short of eliminating the ninth grade testing requirement.
January 6, 2017
Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work
Funding. Charters. Testing. Oh my! The Colorado General Assembly is going back to work on Wednesday.
Tell Me Why
March 7, 2014
State board, struggling districts to talk turnaround efforts next week as clock runs short
The aim of these meetings, as well as other supports the state has offered the districts, is to help forestall those interventions. However, the state board is also trying to tease out what sort of ramifications these interventions would have on school districts.
February 13, 2014
Privacy concerns, federal involvement dominate data security discussion
Local control and privacy concerns came head to head during the State Board of Education’s discussion of student data collection and security Thursday. Board members…
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