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Tag Archives: teacher pay

A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]...

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July 16, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education

What do the candidates for governor of Colorado think about school funding and school choice? How would they address the achievement gap? And what educational […]...

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July 11, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked in […]...

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May 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

The rally has begun. More schools close their doors tomorrow as teachers take to the state Capitol.

Teachers dressed in red shirts circled the state Capitol this afternoon, demanding more money for K-12 education and a secure retirement pension. This was day […]...

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April 26, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […]...

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April 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

With school finance act, CO lawmakers try to pass off teacher pay to local districts

A school finance act that puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession passed a key […]...

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April 17, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes

In the midst of a wave of teacher activism across the country, educators in Colorado are joining the fray by putting more pressure on lawmakers, […]...

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April 13, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)

Teachers from West Virginia to Oklahoma and Kentucky have staged protests or walked off the job in recent weeks to agitate for better pay and […]...

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April 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In

Wiretap: Demand your privacy

Judge Richard J. Leon, a George W. Bush nominee, takes a major shot at the NSA's domestic-surveillance program, which may not survive the blow....

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December 17, 2013 Education, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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