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not so fast
August 8, 2018
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
The lawsuit filed this week in Denver District Court doesn’t deal with the merits of the policy but with the way it was enacted.
June 21, 2018
Change in Colorado law sets up a ‘David and Goliath’ school choice battle no one saw coming
A last-minute provision tacked onto an unrelated bill allows school districts to send buses into neighboring jurisdictions without their consent.
mental health matters
February 14, 2018
Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts
Trembling as he described his family’s loss, Ashawnty Davis’s uncle said better anti-bullying policies would give some meaning to his niece’s death.
February 6, 2018
Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up
Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters approve a $1.7 billion tax increase for education.
Show me the money
April 27, 2017
Colorado Senate Republicans push charter school funding in annual school spending bill
While Thursday’s hearing was a crucial step in finalizing funding for schools, the conversation is far from over.
maybe next year
April 26, 2017
Senate Republicans kill bill that would have taken broad look at public education in Colorado
The death of House Bill 1287 puts another bipartisan piece of legislation on shaky ground.
splitting the pie
February 9, 2017
Charter school funding debate takes center stage at Senate Education Committee
School districts increasingly have turned to mill levy overrides as the state has failed to close a school funding shortfall.
Divided on DeVos
January 30, 2017
Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos
DeVos's first hurdle in the Senate is scheduled for Tuesday.
January 6, 2017
Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work
Funding. Charters. Testing. Oh my! The Colorado General Assembly is going back to work on Wednesday.
try try again
December 20, 2016
Senate education committee chair pledges to bring back charter school equalization bill
House Democrats spiked a version of the bill that would have required districts to split local revenue raised from voter-approved tax increases with charters.
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