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Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

Five months ago Colorado schools were bracing for the worst. Here’s how much money they’ll get next year.

Despite gloomy economic forecasts, Colorado lawmakers managed to keep the state’s school funding shortfall from growing this year. The state’s public schools will see on […]...

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May 11, 2017 Politics, The Mix

After raucous rollout, charter school compromise sailing through Colorado statehouse

A last-minute compromise that could send more local tax dollars to charter schools moved quickly through the statehouse Tuesday clearing critical hurdles in both the […]...

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May 10, 2017 Politics, The Mix

After tensions mount, Colorado House advances charter school funding deal, school finance bill

The Colorado House of Representatives advanced a crucial school funding bill and a controversial compromise that could send more money to charter schools after a […]...

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May 9, 2017 Politics

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no less […]...

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May 5, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Two Colorado educators spent months crafting a piece of legislation. Now it’s about to become state law.

Teachers show up at the statehouse all the time while Colorado lawmakers are debating education policy. Rarely do they have a piece of legislation they […]...

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May 4, 2017 Politics, The Mix

Everyone hates how Colorado funds its schools. So who is going to fix it?

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat Colorado Glenn Gustafson, the chief financial officer for Colorado Springs District 11, has spent the past few months crisscrossing […]...

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April 27, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Landmark school discipline reform legislation killed by Republicans on Colorado Senate panel

A bipartisan attempt to reform how Colorado schools discipline their youngest students died Monday, even after the bill’s sponsors offered amendments to placate rural school […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over which kids benefit

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether it […]...

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April 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

This Denver High School student is running for a school board seat. (Yes, he’s 18)

Auontai “Tay” Anderson is student body president of Manual High School, chair of the Colorado High School Democrats and command sergeant major of the Junior […]...

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April 4, 2017 Politics, The Mix

The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]...

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March 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

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As GOP El Paso County Commissioners redraw their own district lines, progressive activists have a message: We’re watching

Democrats in Colorado’s heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district […]

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