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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.
try try again
Updated November 6, 2018
Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure
Follow Chalkbeat for live election results on the education issues that matter.
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.
November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
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.
November 1, 2018
A Chalkbeat roundtable: What would a better system for funding Colorado schools look like?
We asked a group of teachers, school leaders, advocates, and academics to tell us what they think is missing in the school funding conversation.
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.
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October 27, 2018
What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado oil and gas drilling — would mean for schools
Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition…
October 9, 2018
Tennessee’s largest teachers group endorses Dean for governor as Lee reportedly snubs invitation
The Tennessee Education Association PAC cites Karl Dean’s record on school funding and his opposition to vouchers.
October 2, 2018
Here’s what school and district leaders have to say about Tennessee education
Of the 575 leaders who responded, none said that they thought Tennessee’s school funding formula should stay as it is.
September 25, 2018
After three years, the fight to spend more money on Tennessee schools inches toward trial
A Nashville judge turns back the state’s second attempt in three months to derail the lawsuit filed by districts in Memphis and Nashville.
September 21, 2018
Charter schools, funding, and the SHSAT: What we’re watching if Democrats flip New York’s Senate
New York education policymaking has been defined by predictable splits between the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-controlled Senate. That could change.
September 17, 2018
New York City schools with greatest share of low-income students lag in funding, analysis finds
Despite having more than twice as many low-income students, highest-need schools receive just 15 percent more funding, according to the report.
September 11, 2018
‘Not keeping pace with need’: New York City loses out on federal funds for high-poverty schools
A chunk of Title I money has evaporated over the past decade as federal funding has lagged compared with the number of needy schools.
August 29, 2018
New York spends more per student than any other state. A new study suggests it should spend more.
The findings add new evidence to a heated debate about whether the state’s schools are adequately funded.
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