Tag Archives: Funding

Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up

Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters are willing to approve a $1.7 billion tax […]...

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February 8, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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

Funding passes for struggling rural schools

Rural schools across Colorado will likely have help finding teachers to fill empty classrooms, thanks to a proposal approved in the waning hours of the […]...

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May 16, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Data privacy, school finance top education issues for 2016 legislative session

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on May 13, 2016 For education, the 2016 legislative session was more about what didn’t happen than what […]...

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May 13, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Charter funding fight ends with compromise, defeat of two bills as session nears end

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on May 10, 2016 A House committee decision to kill two charter school bills Tuesday ended the 2016 […]...

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May 11, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

An open letter to readers from Indy editor Susan Greene

Dear readers, If you’ve been to the Newseum, the media museum in D.C., you may have seen this H.L. Mencken quote etched on a wall: […]...

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May 6, 2016 Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts....

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May 6, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Fetal tissue, clean air, rural schools dominate budget debate

The Joint Budget Committee approved a modified version of the House budget on Wednesday. The new draft tanked Senate Republican efforts to ban Colorado public universities […]...

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April 14, 2016 Education, Environment/Energy, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Charter schools make bid for more local funding

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 7, 2016 Charter school advocates Thursday launched an effort to gain what they call a “more […]...

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April 8, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s rural schools dodge major funding cuts

The state’s smallest rural schools avoided funding cuts that would force either their closure or consolidation, under amendments adopted Monday by the state House The School […]...

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April 4, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/20/18 The Red Tent

Red Tent Bazaar Fundraiser for The Colorado Independent Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and laughter to benefit The […]

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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