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Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a...

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...

Five months ago Colorado schools were bracing for the worst. Here’s...

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...

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...

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...

Charter funding fight ends with compromise, defeat of two bills as...

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

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:...

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.

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...

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...

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...