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July 26, 2019
Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail
Premiums are rising, deductibles are skyrocketing, and districts are having a harder time finding anyone willing to take on the risk of providing coverage.
June 26, 2019
Colorado lawmakers are trying again to unravel a complicated school finance knot
If the bipartisan Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance is successful, it could change how Colorado distributes money to its schools.
June 24, 2019
For the second year in a row, county leaders use one-time funding to grant Memphis schools part of its budget request
The decision reversed a rejection earlier in the meeting where most commissioners abstained from voting on a recommendation to increase recurring costs by $1.9 million.
June 19, 2019
In a change from previous years, Memphis schools likely to get less money than requested from county
A final vote on the county's budget is expected Monday.
May 17, 2019
Memphis school leaders plan to ask the county for at least an additional $10 million for next school year
The 2019-20 budget is the first for Superintendent Joris Ray, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and a majority of the 13-member county commission.
May 15, 2019
Advocacy groups push for Spanish translations, emotional support, and better facilities at Memphis schools
District officials and county commissioners at the meeting said they agreed with the teachers’ requests in principle, though they sometimes differed on specifics.
May 5, 2019
Colorado lawmakers made big investments in public education — but few major policy changes
A largely bipartisan consensus on education policy developed over the last decade remains intact at the end of the 2019 Colorado General Assembly.
Session at a glance
May 3, 2019
Kindergarten, reading, mental health: what Colorado lawmakers did for education in 2019
On kindergarten, mental health, and reading, Colorado schools and students scored some big wins during the 2019 legislative session.
down to the wire
May 2, 2019
Colorado school finance bill amended in effort to save two grant programs
Time is running out to get some education programs through the Colorado General Assembly.
May 1, 2019
With loan forgiveness and stipends, Colorado lawmakers hope to lure teachers to rural districts
Rural superintendents could soon have a more compelling pitch for job candidates who are on the fence.
April 24, 2019
Colorado proposal would triple cigarette tax, fund preschool, fight teen vaping
A proposed tax on nicotine products could double Colorado’s preschool investment, pay for afterschool and summer enrichment programs for low-income families, and chip away at…
April 23, 2019
Students with special needs get boost in Colorado school finance bill
Colorado school districts will get more money for students with more serious disabilities under a Public School Finance Act that received initial Senate…
April 20, 2019
Weekly wrap-up: Colorado school finance picture is still coming into focus
Expect the wrangling over the Public School Finance Act to continue in the next to last week of the 2019 legislation session.
Push and pull
April 18, 2019
Colorado School Finance Act advances amid questions about rural funding
A $7.4 billion bill to fund Colorado’s K-12 schools took its first step Thursday with unanimous approval from the Senate Education committee, despite differences on…
April 15, 2019
Tax windfall will benefit Colorado schools, especially rural ones
Colorado schools can expect a financial boost from changes to local property tax collections. The Public School Finance Act, expected to be introduced in the…
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