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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...

What’s on tap for the last week of the 2017 legislative...

It’s called sine die, pronounced see-NAY dee-AY. It translates loosely to “on this day and no more.” On Wednesday, the General Assembly is expected to...

Despite boost, Colorado school funding is still below pre-recession levels

If there’s any topic that is almost as important to lawmakers as the budget, it’s education. So what will be different for Colorado’s rural...

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...

Rural school districts struggle to survive funding cuts

There are roughly two dozen students left in the Agate School District, on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. All but eight are in middle school or...

Rep. Judd to go after business subsidies, ‘wipe out’ enterprise zones

In the face of the state's mounting budget crisis, state Rep. Joel Judd plans to introduce two bills next month that would dissolve tax-free business "enterprise zones" and that would levy taxes on services across the state. "The question is: Do we provide education for children or do we get to go to a salon without paying a tax?" he told the Independent.