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August 18, 2011
Lobato 8/18: Sheridan’s story
The steep challenges facing the Sheridan schools were laid out in painful detail at the Lobato trial Thursday.
August 17, 2011
Lobato 8/17: Costs of dropping out
Invest now or pay later was the message delivered by an education economist at the Lobato trial on Wednesday.
August 16, 2011
Lobato 8/16: Preschool report card
A national expert gives Colorado’s preschool program good marks for potential but a low grade for effectiveness. Plus video evidence
August 15, 2011
Lobato 8/15: Budget cuts a tradeoff
The method the state uses to cut K-12 spending effectively wipes out funding for at-risk students, a witness testified Monday in the Lobato case.
August 12, 2011
Lobato 8/12: The first real clash
Amendment 23 author Cary Kennedy had a rough cross-examination as the Lobato trial ended its second week.
August 11, 2011
EdNews Lobato case primer
Is the system Colorado uses to pay for its schools constitutional? That short but infinitely complex question is the focus of the five-week trial in the case of Lobato v. State.
August 10, 2011
Lobato 8/10: Teachers have a say
Emotional testimony from two Cortez teachers about the effects of tight budgets highlighted Lobato trial testimony Wednesday.
August 9, 2011
Lobato 8/9: John Barry is frustrated
Accelerating student achievement gains isn’t possible under current school funding, Aurora Superintendent John Barry fears.
August 8, 2011
Lobato 8/8: Digging into cost details
Fully funding Colorado schools could cost up to half again as much as is spent now, a school finance expert testified Monday.
August 5, 2011
Lobato 8/5: Key expert weighs in
Colorado’s school funding system is especially hard on schools with lots of at-risk kids, a national expert believes.
August 3, 2011
Lobato 8/3: Student takes stand
Nineteen-year-old Taylor Lobato had been waiting for this day for five years. Wednesday was her day in court. With 9News video
August 2, 2011
Lobato 8/2: A history lesson
A DU professor Tuesday tried to shed some light on the phrase at the heart of the Lobato school funding case.
August 1, 2011
Lobato 8/1: Center in spotlight
The 580-student Center School District was the focus of opening day in the Lobato v. State school funding lawsuit.
July 31, 2011
All sides hustle to tell Lobato stories
Each party in the Lobato school finance lawsuit has scrambled to put its spin on the case as the start of the trial nears
July 28, 2011
Curtain rises on historic Lobato trial
Is the system Colorado uses to pay for its schools constitutional? That complex question is the focus of a major trial opening Monday.
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