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March 19, 2018
What Colorado’s booming economy might mean for the state education budget
The extra money might not mean a windfall for classrooms — it might show up in a lack of cuts rather than new money.
'A Significant Change'
March 19, 2018
Done doing ‘more with less,’ Brighton district will move to a four-day school week
In response to the concerns of working parents, District 27J will offer paid child care for elementary-aged children every Monday.
March 13, 2018
Disputed money in Colorado education budget will go to school safety measures
Colorado lawmakers had been arguing about what to do with $7 million in “extra” education money.
Show me the money
March 12, 2018
We read new reports on the state of school funding in America so you don’t have to. Here’s what we learned.
While poor students necessarily don’t get less money than their affluent peers, they usually don’t get extra money for addressing additional needs.
March 7, 2018
Teachers union opposes 401(k)-like provision in Colorado pension overhaul bill
Republicans want to create a defined-contribution option within PERA.
March 7, 2018
Why Colorado lawmakers are fighting over a ‘rounding error’ in school funding
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on what to do with the extra money that comes from having fewer students.
February 22, 2018
Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases
Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
February 12, 2018
When diversity backfires: How schools can lose funding as they try to integrate
For years, M.S. 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation served mostly low-income students. But with more well-off families picking the Brooklyn school than ever before,…
February 9, 2018
Will the new Michigan education funding study have a political path toward implementation or take a cruise to nowhere?
Three weeks after a new study recommended sweeping changes to Michigan’s school funding system, the question…
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.
February 5, 2018
At state budget hearing, Mayor de Blasio says he won’t ‘crowdsource’ chancellor search
During his three-hour testimony, de Blasio continued to push for more education funding than Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed in the state budget plan for the coming year.
January 30, 2018
Higher property values mean Colorado is getting a refund on K-12 education
Colorado is getting back $104 million that the state planned to spend on schools because local property taxes generated a lot more money than anyone anticipated.
January 12, 2018
Less money for schools after the recession meant lower test scores and graduation rates, study finds
The evidence is adding up: The Great Recession did real damage to student learning.
January 11, 2018
Hickenlooper: We need voters’ help to fully fund schools
In his final State of the State address, Colorado's Democratic governor says the state has neglected its constitutional obligations, but only the voters can fix that.
first day of school
January 10, 2018
Budget battles likely to overshadow education issues as Colorado legislature convenes
The big issues for this session are expected to be PERA reform and transportation funding, and both will have implications for education.
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