Colorado Votes 2021
Election news for Colorado 2021
Outside groups supportive of reform spent more than $1 million in support of a slate of candidates who lost to candidates backed by the teachers union.
Board leaders declare “a new era for Denver Public Schools” and call for dismantling racist systems.
School board races are technically nonpartisan, but it didn’t always feel that way this year.
Four years ago, members supported by education reform groups had all seven seats on the Denver school board. Now it’s the opposite.
If the current top candidates hang on to their leads, the board would be unanimously union-backed for the first time in recent history.
Aurora school board candidate top fundraiser, Anne Keke, plus all union-backed candidates have a lead in late Tuesday night returns.
Colorado voters approved just over half of the 30 local school district tax measures on the ballot Tuesday, according to preliminary results.
The winning slate includes Danielle Varda, Paula Reed, and Mary Parker.
Colorado voters rejected Proposition 119, which would have raised marijuana taxes to fund out-of-school learning.
Chalkbeat asked Aurora Public Schools board candidates for the 2021 election to answer nine questions about education. Read their answers in this voter guide.
Charters are a key issue in the Aurora school board race but candidates aren’t talking about them, even as outside groups are spending money to sway voters.
Colorado education groups are divided on Proposition 119, which would create a new state agency to pay for afterschool programs, tutoring, art classes, and more.
Will members backed by the teachers union retain control and keep the district on its current path? Or will candidates backed by reform groups win some seats?
Aurora school board candidates have raised more than $59,000, and outside groups are spending at least $145,000 more.
The union-backed candidates in Jeffco — Paula Reed, Danielle Varda, and Mary Parker — have raised the most money in this year’s school board race.
The bulk of that money has been spent by five independent expenditure committees — one affiliated with teachers unions and four affiliated with reform organizations.
José Silva, who is running to represent northeast Denver on the school board, said the incidents were family matters.
José Silva is running to represent northeast Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
Michelle Quattlebaum is running to represent northeast Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
Gene Fashaw is running to represent northeast Denver. The election is Nov. 2
Carrie Olson is running to represent central-east Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
The Denver school board election is set for Nov. 2
Mike DeGuire is running to represent central-east Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
Chalkbeat asked Denver Public Schools board candidates for the 2021 election to answer eight questions about education. Read their answers in this voter guide.
Chalkbeat asked Jeffco Public Schools board candidates for the 2021 election to answer eight questions about education. Read their answers in this voter guide.
Jones is stepping down from leading the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone on Friday.
Karolina Villagrana is running to represent southwest Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
Xóchitl ‘Sochi’ Gaytán is running to represent southwest Denver. The election is Nov. 2.
Marla Benavides is running for an at-large seat on the board. The election is Nov. 2.
Teachers union recommends Aurora incumbent, educator and teacher spouse in the six-way race for four seats on the district school board
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