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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.
May 10, 2018
What Colorado lawmakers did for and to schools in 2018
In a world of competing priorities, education came out ahead in the Colorado General Assembly's 2018 session.
Abundance of Caution
May 8, 2018
In a Trump world, Colorado lawmakers hesitate to borrow against pot money for school construction
More marijuana tax money will go toward school construction starting next year, but the funds won’t go as far as they could have.
April 30, 2018
After teacher rallies, the work ‘shifts to the local community level,’ Colorado union president says
Teachers need to convince local school boards to raise salaries, and they need to convince neighbors to vote for a statewide tax in November, the CEA president said.
What 'underfunded' means
April 26, 2018
What you need to know to follow the money debate behind the teacher walkouts
What do people mean when they say Colorado schools are underfunded?
April 26, 2018
Sponsor pulls bill that would change how Colorado distributes money to schools
There won’t be a change to Colorado’s school funding formula this year, at least not at the Capitol.
April 25, 2018
Language in contract for Aurora teachers changed conversations about walkouts
Aurora teachers have a cap on how many can take leave on any given day, which presented a challenge for this week's walk outs.
Day without a Teacher
April 23, 2018
These Colorado school districts are canceling classes for teacher protests
They include eight of the state’s 10 largest districts, serving more than 400,000 students.
April 17, 2018
Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week
The announcements come after hundreds of teachers marched at the Capitol Monday to protect their retirement benefits and call for more school funding.
April 16, 2018
With school finance act, Colorado lawmakers try to pass the hot potato of teacher pay to local districts
The school finance act puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession.
April 16, 2018
Why Colorado teachers marched on the state Capitol
Chanting “Education is a right! That is why we have to fight!” and “Whose schools? Our schools!” several hundred teachers came to the Colorado State Capitol Monday.
Race to the Bottom
April 5, 2018
Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)
Teachers and policy makers have started to make connections between low pay here and labor unrest elsewhere.
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