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Author : Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado

What Colorado lawmakers did for and to schools in 2018

The Colorado General Assembly’s 2018 session ended with a down-to-the-wire compromise on pension reform that left some teachers feeling bruised, but Gov. John Hickenlooper said […]...

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May 11, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was […]...

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May 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked in […]...

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May 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado teachers rallying at the Capitol will need voters’ help to make a big change

When thousands of Colorado teachers rally at the state Capitol Thursday and Friday, it will be an unprecedented show of force that takes two-thirds of […]...

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April 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, Uncategorized

This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and strip unions […]...

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April 24, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

National head of DFER after Colorado Democrats’ platform vote: ‘We’re not going anywhere’

The national head of Democrats for Education Reform responded to the dramatic rejection of his organization at the Colorado Democratic Party state assembly with a […]...

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April 20, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […]...

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April 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

With school finance act, CO lawmakers try to pass off teacher pay to local districts

A school finance act that puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession passed a key […]...

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April 17, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado Dems overwhelmingly reject Democrats for Education Reform at state assembly

Delegates at the Colorado Democratic state assembly Saturday sent a clear message to the state chapter of Democrats for Education Reform: You don’t have a […]...

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April 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Running for governor in Colorado, education reformer Mike Johnston says what schools really need is m-o-n-e-y

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, known as an architect of the state’s most sweeping education reforms, says that what Colorado’s schools really need is money. Now […]...

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April 9, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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THE BLOGS

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Of eight candidates for Colorado governor, who would release their tax returns?

Read my lips: No view taxes. That’s what some candidates in Colorado’s eight-person race for governor, Republican and Democrat, are saying about the prospect of […]

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