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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.
out of pocket
September 18, 2018
Pencils, shelving, wiggly chairs: What Colorado teachers bought for their classrooms — and why
Chalkbeat reached out to teachers around the state to ask how much they spent out of pocket on their classrooms.
On the ballot
August 9, 2018
Colorado voters will decide on $1.6 billion tax increase for education
Initiative 93 represents the third attempt in seven years to raise money for education.
not so fast
August 8, 2018
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
The lawsuit filed this week in Denver District Court doesn’t deal with the merits of the policy but with the way it was enacted.
Business of education
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.
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