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Colorado Votes 2018
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.
October 30, 2018
Why two Aurora mothers are campaigning for their school district’s tax request
If Aurora voters approve a $35 million tax request, district officials said one priority will be funding after-school programs.
dollars and sense
October 29, 2018
Proposition 109: Would fixing our ‘damn roads’ hurt our schools?
Colorado voters face two competing transportation measures this November, and one of them has some education advocates worried.
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 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
That's a lot of zeroes
October 22, 2018
Amendment 73: Understanding the tax increase for education on your Colorado ballot
Amendment 73 comes on the heels of teacher protests here and around the nation that have raised awareness of low pay and other unmet classroom needs.
recruitment and retention
October 18, 2018
School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases
Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases this November want to raise teacher pay.
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.
leading the state
September 18, 2018
Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood
A gubernatorial candidates forum Monday highlighted some of the big early childhood ideas championed by each campaign, but also left plenty of unanswered questions.
August 24, 2018
Higher teacher pay and more school safety are up for a vote with November tax requests
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
August 13, 2018
Aurora board to consider placing school tax hike on November ballot
The proposed tax hike is expected to generate $35 million for the district in 2019.
August 13, 2018
Despite earlier attack ads, Colorado teachers union endorses Jared Polis for governor
The endorsement is not a surprise given that teachers unions have traditionally been associated with the Democratic Party.
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