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Tag Archives: Great Education Colorado

Coloradans seeking more school funding inch closer to 2018 ballot

Proponents of increasing funding for Colorado’s public schools cleared a major hurdle this week in their attempt to ask voters to bump up taxes on […]...

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January 5, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper plan to slash school funding draws fast response from education group

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper rolled out a budget plan Tuesday in which he proposes trying to make up hundreds of millions of dollars in shortfalls by mostly slashing elementary school funding. His plan would cut the K-12 budget by $375...

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February 16, 2011 Education, Politics, Top Stories
Benefield looking to ask voters to approve tax hike for schools

Benefield looking to ask voters to approve tax hike for schools

DENVER-- An official snow day at the capitol Wednesday didn't stop education advocates from filing into the West Foyer where lawmakers unveiled a desperate plan to raise taxes to shore up the state's struggling education system. The upbeat note struck...

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March 25, 2010 Center Well, Education, Politics, Top Stories
News from the schools: Colo. spending on schools dismal and getting worse

News from the schools: Colo. spending on schools dismal and getting worse

A brief shocking but not surprising piece posted at the Great Education website today is making waves. It was also posted at the politics-insider Colorado […]...

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January 14, 2010 Blog, Politics
Schools asking for stop-gap funds, not improvements

Schools asking for stop-gap funds, not improvements

Colorado voters will be asked to approve almost $2.5 billion in school bonds and mill levies this fall to shore up crumbling infrastructure, address safety issues posed by aging school buildings and cover the increasing costs of educating the...

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September 10, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Videos Show Plight of Underfunded Schools

Videos Show Plight of Underfunded Schools

Large class sizes, outdated textbooks, and vanishing art, music and P.E. programs are typical problems in cash-stapped Colorado schools. A series of short, comical videos […]...

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March 13, 2008 Uncategorized
When PTAs Fill Funding Gaps, Schools in Poorer Areas Miss Out

When PTAs Fill Funding Gaps, Schools in Poorer Areas Miss Out

Some schools can turn to parent groups to fund what the district does not, which leaves schools without an affluent parent base in the dust....

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February 14, 2008 Uncategorized
Funny Videos Tackle Serious School Funding Issues

Funny Videos Tackle Serious School Funding Issues

The second in a series of one-minute videos that highlight school funding shortfalls in Colorado features Granny, her grandson and the U.S.S.R....

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February 8, 2008 Uncategorized
Light-Hearted Videos Show Funding Shortfalls in Schools

Light-Hearted Videos Show Funding Shortfalls in Schools

A video featuring an out-of-touch granny aims to show how Colorado schools suffer from a lack of adequate funding....

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January 25, 2008 Uncategorized

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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PHOTOS: A Marade in which boots spoke the loudest

Coloradans have been marching in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., for 35 years now. Some “Marades” have been headier than others. Like in 1992 […]

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