education funding

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Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers step in to ease their financial burden?

Sen. Nancy Todd, a former teacher, will push forward an omnibus bill this session that will grant student teachers more flexibility and possibly compensation.

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Colorado delays final decision on HOPE Online, but steers away from closure

HOPE’s elementary has received one of the two lowest ratings from the state for nine years now, despite a state-ordered improvement plan in 2017

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Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

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Struggle to afford kids, homes in Colorado could keep full-day kindergarten from busting education budget

After forecasters worried Gov. Polis' program could run a big deficit, demographic factors could keep kindergarten enrollment flat, or declining, in years to come.

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Thousands of Colorado kids at risk of falling behind aren’t enrolled in preschool, but schools are out of room

Gov. Polis wants to expand preschool to cover more of the 76,000 kids at risk of falling behind in kindergarten, but with some districts at capacity, BEST grant funds may provide wiggle room

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Four ways that tinkering with Colorado’s school funding formula could impact the state’s districts

Lawmakers are nailing down the first draft of the 25-year-old formula’s proposed makeover, but the push for change is far from complete

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Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula

The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.

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Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree

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Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next

The question now is what this “flip” will mean for teachers, students, and parents