education funding

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How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears

The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart

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Enrollment usually rises at community colleges during an economic downturn. That’s not the case during coronavirus.

Fall enrollment among Colorado community colleges is down 22% at a time those schools have become more reliant on tuition

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Coronavirus is threatening school safety efforts prompted by STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

The state legislature is dealing with a decreased budget and limited time for lawmaking, meaning a slate of bills that have yet to pass on school safety are likely at risk

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Colorado begins education cuts: teacher loan forgiveness, mentor grants, scholarships

Most of the identified $2.8 million in education cuts are to new programs that were not fully implemented yet or relate to activities that schools aren’t doing because they closed to in-person instruction in March

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Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

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Colorado lawmakers are looking at how to close a $3 billion budget shortfall. Here’s the roadmap.

The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget

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The Capitol is shutdown, but Colorado lawmakers are crafting legislation to address coronavirus

State lawmakers want to accelerate a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members called to duty to address COVID-19

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Mill levy equalization: Three words that could dramatically shift Colorado’s school funding system

Legislation to require some school districts to raise property taxes and stop taking state money could free up $453 million for poorer districts, but will taxpayers volunteer to foot the bill?