education funding

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Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.

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Online classes aren’t going anywhere, but thousands of Colorado students still don’t have internet access

Student demand for laptops and Chromebooks has dropped but districts are still questioning how to reach all their kids with reliable internet.

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Denver Public Schools taking the plunge as districts plan to get kids back in the classroom

The district will open up all schools to students this fall but will keep an option of online schooling on the table.

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How much should the state spend to learn how far Colorado kids have fallen behind during the pandemic?

Ten education organizations hope the state will invest in a diagnostic assessment for kids. A group that includes parents and teachers insists resources for the classroom and students need funding instead.

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Colorado students need a back-to-school test to get back on course after coronavirus, advocates say

A coalition of education advocates want federal CARES Act dollars spent to measure where Colorado K-12 students stand academically as they return to class this fall.

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Colorado’s shift to a new higher education funding formula places the focus on the student

College leaders say the change will align resources to state goals and help encourage institutions to provide resources for the neediest students to complete their education

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Colorado’s $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget explained in 10 numbers

The state budget includes a $200 million IOU for unspecified legislation that will eliminate tax breaks or raise fees, leaders said

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As Colorado schools start plotting fall classes they have more questions than answers

Schools will look drastically different to Colorado teachers and their students. The state has offered guidance on how to carry out the changes and keep everyone safe.