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Putting numbers to a new school finance formula could prove challenging

A group of Colorado lawmakers spent Monday afternoon plugging numbers into a proposed new school finance formula, squinting at a projection of a computer...

First person: Parent fundraising made my school a great place to...

First Person is an occasional Chalkbeat series featuring personal essays by educators, students, parents, and others trying to improve public education. “We’re really lucky here....

Where are they now? A progress report on Colorado education bills

Colorado’s General Assembly is just about at the halfway mark, but most major education legislation is still under consideration. And the biggest issue – how...

What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education

After millions of dollars and what sure felt like millions of mailers and door-knocks, Coloradans have their candidates for governor: Democrat Jared Polis and...

Hickenlooper delivers final State of the State address

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address on Thursday, laying out his priorities for the homestretch of his eight-year tenure...

Budget battles likely to overshadow education issues as Colorado legislature convenes

Colorado lawmakers started the day Wednesday with pledges of bipartisanship and odes to the Colorado way.  Then Republicans in the state Senate promptly sent a...

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...

Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets...

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an...

American Indian ‘I am not your mascot’ bill fails in Senate

For the Left Hand Bulls it was a family affair to advocate for a bill that would put American Indian school mascots up for...
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