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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.
Colorado Votes 2018
September 24, 2018
Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education
Speaking to an audience of charter school leaders, two candidates with a history of supporting such schools highlighted their differences.
out of pocket
September 18, 2018
Pencils, shelving, wiggly chairs: What Colorado teachers bought for their classrooms — and why
Chalkbeat reached out to teachers around the state to ask how much they spent out of pocket on their classrooms.
On the ballot
August 9, 2018
Colorado voters will decide on $1.6 billion tax increase for education
Initiative 93 represents the third attempt in seven years to raise money for education.
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.
Business of education
June 29, 2018
Memphis school leaders pledge ‘a new day’ in contracting with diverse business owners
The plan comes about seven months after a study commissioned by the school board highlighted wide disparities for businesses owned by white women and people of color.
Spread the wealth
June 19, 2018
A few Colorado charter schools won ‘the lottery’ in this year’s round of school construction grants
The BEST grant program uses state land proceeds and marijuana tax revenue to pay for school construction projects.
June 18, 2018
County approves more money for Memphis schools, but skirts obligation to match it next year
The decision to approve the budget sets in motion an action that meets the district’s needs for now, but also loses out on locking in more resources for years to come.
June 7, 2018
For the first time, money for Memphis schools will be based on student needs. Here’s how it works.
The new funding model is a key component of Shelby County Schools’ efforts to ensure state and local money is distributed based on student need.
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