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February 12, 2019
Denver teachers are stepping up. It’s time for Colorado voters to do the same.
Twice in the last six years, we’ve watched ballot initiatives that would have significantly increased Colorado education funding fail.
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 7, 2018
What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education
Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them.
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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 6, 2018
Election 2018: Get live election results as Colorado voters decide key education issues
Tuesday’s results will determine the next governor, which party controls the legislature, and how much money the state has to spend on schools.
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.
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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 25, 2018
What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
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.
September 21, 2018
Here’s how some districts would spend their share of a $1.6 billion tax hike for education
In addition to teacher pay, all three large metro districts named expanding preschool as a priority.
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