Supporters of a Colorado school funding measure to raise teacher pay failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot.
Denver classroom aides will start earning $20 an hour this school year, with custodians and food service workers to follow. The district is competing with rising private sector wages.
Elementary enrollment data published by Jeffco shows how declining enrollment is impacting the district.
Un análisis hecho por Chalkbeat muestra cómo la reducción en matrícula está impactando al distrito de Jeffco.
Districts have seen a drop in applications during the pandemic, but families will need them again this school year.
Este otoño se requerirá que los estudiantes tengan un formulario nuevo completado en el distrito escolar a fin de determinar si son elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.
Aurora leaders believe the raises may be some of the largest raises for school staff in the Denver metro area.
The state is proposing to fund two applicants’ plans to pay for transportation to some Adams students.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
The school board is expected to vote in November on the first round of closure recommendations.
This year’s school finance act includes a 6% increase in per-pupil spending. Other bills signed into law expand college access, help rural districts, and boost special education funding.
Denver Superintendent Alex Marrero is cutting dozens of administrator and support jobs to save DPS $9 million.
Colorado lawmakers are increasing funding for schools next year, but inflation and potential property tax limits complicate the future.
Denver directs more money to schools where students have higher needs. But per-student funding is increasingly coming under fire.
Colorado school districts that struggle to pass extra taxes known as mill levy overrides could get help from a proposed state matching program — if it gets funded.
Colorado’s budget for next fiscal year would place more into K-12 classrooms and avoids steep tuition hikes at colleges.
Education advocates hope to secure as much as $1.1 billion in new Colorado school funding by asking voters to forego a portion of tax refunds under TABOR.
Colorado schools have extra money for English learners, but not all districts are using the funds to do more for students.
Colorado’s interim school finance committee has recommended three bills. The committee plans bigger changes to the school funding formula later this year.
Colorado analysts project K-12 student enrollment will remain stagnant over the next two school years, as it has this year.
Gov. Jared Polis said his budget proposal would boost per-pupil funding for Colorado schools to its highest levels ever.
A Colorado proposal crafted by students and professors aims to create a minimum $40,000 salary for rural teachers.
The pandemic forced lawmakers to reexamine which students need the most help.
A special Colorado committee could examine how to best identify students in poverty and how to bridge vast differences in property wealth among school districts
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