education funding

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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.

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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