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January 30, 2019
If Indiana districts convince voters to boost their funding, should charter schools get a cut?
Charter school advocates in Indiana and across the country have long lobbied for funding equality with traditional public schools.
And They're Off...
January 11, 2019
Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019
A proposal to let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools is among a dozen education-related bills filed in the legislature's first week.
January 3, 2019
Even with Democratic majorities, money constraints will shape Colorado’s education agenda
There’s a new political dynamic at the Capitol, but not everything has changed.
Not necessarily united
January 2, 2019
Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature opens
Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily agree with incoming governor Jared Polis or among themselves.
December 4, 2018
Dear Governor: Here’s what Colorado educators want Jared Polis to know about their schools
More than 100 teachers responded to our request to tell the governor-elect about their schools, with many urging him to visit in person.
November 16, 2018
Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix that eluded them for two years
Near the end of its tenure, a special legislative committee on school finance issues is asking for more time.
November 8, 2018
Jeffco bond measure that had been failing pulls ahead in narrow race
Update: Over the weekend, the bond measure pulled ahead and is currently headed toward passage, with 50.3 percent of the vote. We’ll continue to update…
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
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Updated November 6, 2018
Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure
Follow Chalkbeat for live election results on the education issues that matter.
November 5, 2018
Colorado teachers want smaller class sizes, union survey finds
Some studies have found a strong relationship between smaller class sizes and better student performance.
winners and losers
November 3, 2018
Amendment 73: What happens if voters put an extra $1.6 billion into Colorado’s broken school finance system?
A Gordian knot, a debacle, indefensible: Everyone agrees Colorado needs a better way to fund its schools.
November 1, 2018
A Chalkbeat roundtable: What would a better system for funding Colorado schools look like?
We asked a group of teachers, school leaders, advocates, and academics to tell us what they think is missing in the school funding conversation.
November 1, 2018
Proposed Colorado budget invests in attracting teachers and expanding college and work opportunities
The next governor will make his own budget recommendations, but this document represents a start.
Risk and Reward
October 27, 2018
What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado oil and gas drilling — would mean for schools
Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition…
October 5, 2018
‘We need the funding, and so do our kids.’ Colorado teachers take to the streets for Amendment 73
The Colorado Education Association says there were 27 teacher actions around the state in support of Amendment 73, a tax increase to fund education.
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