Paul Lundeen

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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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35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas

Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close the racial education gap.

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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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These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.

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If Colorado wants to stop the next school shooting, the state needs to get on the same page, lawmakers say

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, chair of special school-safety committee, sees holes in the current system and wants the state to play a larger role

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The takeaway from Amendment 73’s defeat: Voters won’t throw money into a broken school finance system

“People are keenly aware now more than ever that our school finance model is in crisis.”