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April 24, 2016
Chalkbeat-led series wins a top prize from Indiana’s state journalism awards
Lost In Translation, a Chalkbeat-led joint project published in partnership with the Indianapolis Star and WFYI Public Media, was honored Friday by the Indiana…
Charter policy showdown
April 21, 2016
Charter revenue-sharing bill advances to Senate floor debate
Two charter school bills, one requiring school districts to uniformly share some local revenues with their charters, passed the Senate Education Committee on 6-3 votes Thursday.
Here we go again
February 5, 2016
Lawmakers go back to class on school funding
A new legislative effort to study how schools are funded is raising both hopes and worries about finding a solution to that knotty problem.
January 27, 2016
Budget panel offers a bit of extra cash for schools
Colorado schools would receive an additional $18 per student under mid-year budget adjustments approved Wednesday by the Joint Budget Committee.
Friday Capitol Roundup
January 15, 2016
School districts get tiny bit of good budget news
Current per-pupil funding would increase very slightly and the K-12 funding shortfall would shrink under budget adjustments proposed by the Hickenlooper administration.
We want our money
January 11, 2016
School funding supporters take stand on eve of legislative session
Superintendents have set a marker for what they want from the 2016 legislature – no cuts in school aid this year and no increase in the funding shortfall for next.
Legislative Preview 2016
January 10, 2016
Lawmakers face tricky choices on education funding, data privacy and more
Colorado’s 100 lawmakers return to the Capitol this week facing a budgetary squeeze and some important unfinished education business.
December 21, 2015
Budget forecasts raise $159 million school finance question
New data on school enrollment and local property tax revenues highlights both opportunity and peril for the state’s school districts.
November 11, 2015
Dougco sues state in enrollment count dispute
The Douglas County school district has made good on its threat to sue the state Department of Education in a $4.2 million dispute over counting of high school students.
More tight belts
November 2, 2015
School funding shortfall would grow under new Hickenlooper budget plan
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2016-17 state budget proposal contains a mix of good and bad news for K-12 education, given the financial squeeze facing the state.
Negative factor warning
October 1, 2015
Hickenlooper warns K-12 shortfall may grow
Colorado’s $855 million school funding gap may grow in 2016-17, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in remarks to a group that advocates for improved school support.
September 24, 2015
Education leaders put on brave face in wake of Supreme Court ruling
Educators say they'll continue fighting for K-12 funding at the Capitol and maybe at the ballot box following a Supreme Court ruling upholding the current finance system.
Ruling is in
Updated September 21, 2015
Supreme Court rejects challenge to school funding formula
The Colorado Supreme Court voted 4-3 Monday to reject a constitutional challenge to part of the state's school funding formula, allowing the state to continue using the so-called "negative factor."
September 1, 2015
Study: TABOR actually has increased taxes for many Coloradans
An new report argues that residents in many Colorado school districts pay higher property taxes than they would have if the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights hadn’t passed.
Going easy on the voters
August 4, 2015
Most districts may take a pass on asking for tax hikes
It looks like that a relative handful of Colorado school districts will ask their voters for tax increases this year, a sharp contrast with the crowded ballots of 2014.
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