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Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would...

Colorado voters could see a $1.6 billion tax increase for education on their November ballots. Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared...

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...

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...

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

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 million. Wednesday morning advocacy group Great Education Colorado sent out a call for Coloradans to oppose the Hickenlooper plan. The group succinctly describes how the costs will translate around the state and at local 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 by the speakers, though, mostly succeeded at conjuring images of the wide stormy seas they are setting out to sail. Captained by state Rep. Debbie Benefield, D-Arvada, the group is asking voters in a recession to amend the constitution to lift tax limits set by Colorado's revered Taxpayers Bill of Rights.

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

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...

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 state’s more than 800,000 students.

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...

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...

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.What does it...