Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.
Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes
Opinion: As Colorado’s teachers reach a breaking point, we must better fund our schools
Equity and inclusion starts with a well funded public education with happy teachers who are compensated fairly.
Colorado teacher salaries rank well below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there.
Despite a high cost of living, teacher pay in Colorado has remained on the lower end of the scale. Some worry that amid pandemic stress, more teachers may walk away.
Opinion: Prop. 116 would only worsen the severe lack of school funding in Colorado
Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?
Opinion: Treating educators with dignity and respect starts with paying them a decent wage
Here are the big ideas that Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for the 2020 session
The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver
With a 15.7% average pay increase post-strike, more Denver teachers returned to work
The difference between what the district budgeted for teacher pay this year and what it’s spending is about $11 million
Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.
Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?
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
Lawmakers are finally setting out to retool Colorado’s school funding formula. They’ll have to reach a consensus on these questions first.
Three key factors influence how much money Colorado’s 178 districts receive per pupil. A committee that’s been stalled for two years may have moved the needle with ways to rebalance funding.
Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract
This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent years to end without any meaningful concessions from the district
Park County teacher strike enters its second week, even as classes resume
District officials announced Sunday that schools would be open to students starting Monday, with the help of substitute teachers and support staff
Teachers’ strike continues for second day in Park County
This is the third teacher strike in Colorado in the last 18 months
Park County teachers plan to strike Monday after negotiations break down
The union received legal clearance to strike from the state Department of Labor and Employment in late September and set an official strike date of Oct. 14
Park County teachers set one-week strike deadline
The decision to announce a strike date raises the stakes for negotiations currently set for Wednesday
On the verge of Colorado’s third teacher strike, one mountain district waits in limbo
A Park County teacher strike is looming even though the school board in May approved raises for this school year that average 6.5%
Carman: Colorado has run out of excuses for its decades-long failure to support education
What PERA’s bad year means for public workers, retirees and taxpayers in Colorado, explained in charts
Most of what the government puts into the pension system is covering unfunded debt, not the retirement of current workers and teachers
Low pay. Cuts to PERA. For some state workers in Colorado, it’s like the recession never ended.
For Colorado government workers, recent pay hikes are negated by rising pension contributions, and vacant positions are becoming harder to fill