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Amendment 73: Understanding the tax increase for education on your Colorado ballot

Colorado voters face an important education decision this November: whether to approve a major statewide tax increase for schools. This request represents the third...

In Colorado’s high-poverty schools, many teachers are just starting their careers

This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built by...
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Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools

Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could lead to more children going hungry and losing housing...

‘We need the funding, and so do our kids.’ Colorado teachers take to the...

Waving “Yes on Amendment 73” signs, Denver teachers formed red-shirted clusters along Colfax Avenue Friday afternoon. “We’re just trying to get people to support teachers,”...

Retiree named interim leader of Denver district as superintendent search continues

A retired superintendent who began his career as a teacher nearly 40 years ago in Denver has been named interim leader of the state’s...

She was principal at a struggling Denver charter. Now she teaches at the school...

Her preschoolers had just finished breakfast, and teacher Mary Ann Mahoney was stooped over a low sink, scooping soggy cereal out of the drain...

Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for...

Colorado’s Democratic candidate for governor is the founder of a charter school network, and the Republican candidate is a longtime supporter of charter schools...

Here’s how some districts would spend their share of a $1.6 billion tax hike...

If Colorado voters this November approve a $1.6 billion tax increase to benefit schools, several metro-area districts are pledging to spend part of their...

Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood

Stark differences in how Colorado’s two would-be governors plan to tackle early childhood issues were clear at a candidate forum Monday evening. U.S. Rep. Jared...

Amid heated community debate, Denver extends time for superintendent search

The Denver school board has pushed back the date by which it will name finalists for the superintendent job from October to November. The...