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March 5, 2019
In a bipartisan vote, Colorado lawmakers preserve funding for state charter schools
Charter schools survived a funding challenge Tuesday, retaining an expected $10.5 million for the next school year. All but one Democrat…
March 4, 2019
Colorado bill would put more marijuana tax money toward school repairs, construction
Colorado schools submitted more than 50 requests worth more than $800 million this year seeking a share of state funds to pay for…
March 4, 2019
In mid-year school finance tweak, Colorado gets back millions. Some of it will stay in education.
Colorado will take back $77 million from school districts this year, but part of that money likely will stay in education rather than…
Piece of the pie
February 21, 2019
Colorado bill would take back money from state-authorized charter schools
A bill introduced in the Colorado House this week would take back money set aside for state-authorized charter schools and return it to…
splitting the pie
January 30, 2019
If Indiana districts convince voters to boost their funding, should charter schools get a cut?
Charter school advocates in Indiana and across the country have long lobbied for funding equality with traditional public schools.
And They're Off...
January 11, 2019
Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019
A proposal to let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools is among a dozen education-related bills filed in the legislature's first week.
January 3, 2019
Even with Democratic majorities, money constraints will shape Colorado’s education agenda
There’s a new political dynamic at the Capitol, but not everything has changed.
Not necessarily united
January 2, 2019
Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature opens
Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily agree with incoming governor Jared Polis or among themselves.
December 4, 2018
Dear Governor: Here’s what Colorado educators want Jared Polis to know about their schools
More than 100 teachers responded to our request to tell the governor-elect about their schools, with many urging him to visit in person.
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 8, 2018
Jeffco bond measure that had been failing pulls ahead in narrow race
Update: Over the weekend, the bond measure pulled ahead and is currently headed toward passage, with 50.3 percent of the vote. We’ll continue to update…
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
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Updated November 6, 2018
Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure
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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.
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.
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