Media Kit & Press Coverage

  • April 14, 2013 Summit Daily News Hamner talks school finance reform in Summit County
  • April 1, 2013 Education News Colorado Summary of proposed education funding initiatives filed for the 2013 ballot
  • February 3, 2013 Greeley Tribune Greeley students join plea for better school funding
  • February 1, 2013 KUSA 9 News Students track down legislators at Capitol
  • January 23, 2013 Colorado Public Radio Losing Ground Series: The Education Gap
  • January 7, 2013 Education News Colorado Legislative Preview 2013
  • January 1, 2013 The Coloradoan Education Leader Talks Funding
  • December 12, 2012 The CU Independent Colorado’s higher education funding crisis
  • October 9, 2012 Education News Colorado Lobato case makes lots of ‘friends’
  • September 26, 2012 Education News Colorado Lobato plaintiffs pick apart state’s case
  • August 31, 2012 The Coloradoan Soapbox: Show support for ‘Year of the Student’
  • June 7, 2012 KUNC TBD Colorado…To Be Determined
  • March 18, 2012 Education News Colorado Group calls for school finance reform
  • December 21, 2011 The Fowler Tribune 1500+ Public Education Supporters Call on State Leaders to Reconsider Decision to Appeal Lobato
  • December 21, 2011 Valley Courier State to Appeal Lobato Decision
  • December 21, 2011 Education News Colorado Hick appeals Lobato ruling
  • December 21, 2011 KGWN (Associated Press) Colo. education advocates oppose funding appeal
  • December 16, 2011 The Durango Herald Gov. ‘flummoxed’ over school funding: Debate rages as to how to handle budget
  • December 12, 2011 Education News Colorado Tuesday Churn: No Appeal Effort
  • December 9, 2011 KWGN (Channel 2) Judge rules Colorado school funding unconstitutional: Hickenlooper says the state will almost certainly appeal
  • November 5, 2011 Colorado Springs Gazette Nixed taxes, state cuts put area districts in tight spot
  • October 24, 2011 Sterling Journal Advocate Battle lines drawn over statewide sales-, income-tax hike
  • October 22, 2011 The Durango Herald Democrats in sticky position on tax issue:
    Governor, lawmaker have yet to pledge their support for measure
  • October 20, 2011 The Gunnison County Times Schools seek refuge in Prop 103: Tax plan would raise $2.9 billion over next five years
  • October 19, 2011 The Denver Post People on the Move: 10/19
  • October 13, 2011 Colorado Springs Independent Editorial Board Yes for schools, MHS process
  • October 11, 2011 Education News Colorado Election 2011: Proposition 103
  • September 22, 2011 Ski-Hi Daily News Lone Colorado ballot issue seeks tax increase to fund education
  • August 24, 2011 Education News Colorado Voters will decide on school funding
  • August 8, 2011 The Colorado Statesman Heath, education proponents submit initiative petitions
  • July 20, 2011 Glenwood Springs Post Independent Area school districts, state eye education funding questions: Proposed Initiative 25 asks for a five-year increase to Colorado’s income tax rate. Great Ed volunteer is interviewed about local Roaring Fork petition gathering.
  • March 16, 2011 CBS 4 Denver Adams 12 Five Star Schools Cuts $30M from Budget
  • March 16, 2011 KDVR Fox 31 Parents protest Adams 12 Schools’ budget cuts
  • March 16, 2011 9 News Coverage 185 jobs, $30 million to be cut from Adams 12 Five Star School District
  • March 14, 2011 KDVR Fox 31 Education advocates deliver letters
  • March 14, 2011 CBS 4 Denver Letter Opposing Colorado Education Cuts Signed by Over 5,200
  • March 14, 2011 9 News Coverage Parents hand-deliver worries about school budget cuts to lawmakers
  • March 14, 2011 KDVR Fox 31 News Parents deliver letter to lawmakers over education cuts
  • March 14, 2011 Denver Daily News ‘OK’ with K-12 cuts? Education supporters ask lawmakers if they are ‘OK’ with damage caused by K-12 cuts
  • March 14, 2011 KUNC (NPR) Education Advocates Urge Lawmakers Against Making Funding Cuts
  • March 14, 2011 The Associated Press (in The Denver Post) Letter Opposing Colo. Ed Cuts Signed by over 5,200
  • March 14, 2011 Telluride Daily Planet Opposition to school cuts mounts across state
  • March 9, 2011 CBS 4 Denver Budget Problems for JeffCo Schools Worse than First Thought
  • October 15, 2010 Sterling Journal Advocate Tax initiative opponents speak at meeting
  • September 24, 2010 9 News Coverage November initiatives draw controversy. Education Reporter Nelson Garcia visited the “Yes on 60, 61, and 101″ and the Great Ed Action Office Headquarters in a Pro and Con Story about Amendments 60, 61, and Proposition 101. Click here for Blog coverage.
  • April 25, 2010 Steamboat Today Steamboat schools’ funding could be affected by anti-tax ballot measures
  • August 2, 2010 KMGH Channel 7 School supply lists grow as school funding suffers
  • July 25, 2010 The Colorado Statesman The Statesman caught up with the Great Futures Coalition to find out what’s next for the Coalition. Click here for Blog coverage and click here for our Great Futures Press Release announcing our commitment to action in 2011.
  • June 22, 2010 Public News Service State revenue projections show dark clouds over schools, future
  • May 20, 2010 North Denver Tribune Public education faces steeper cuts with 60, 61, 101
  • May 10, 2010 Denver Post Guest Commentary Will Colorado decide to put children first? Click here for Blog coverage.
  • April 30, 2010 Great Futures Coalition Member the Colorado Council of Churches Letter to the Editor: Colorado Statesman Faith Community urges Legislature to let voters DECIDE
  • April 25, 2010 The Steamboat Pilot Steamboat schools’ funding could be affected by ‘anti-tax’ ballot measures. The Pilot also mentioned the DECIDE Referendum. Click here to read our blog post response.
  • April 23, 2010 The Colorado Statesman DECIDE initiative passes House education committee but its fate may be sealed
  • April 21, 2010 University of Colorado-Denver Advocate Guest Editorial The lost generation. Great Futures Coalition Member the Associated Students of Colorado write Guest Editorial expressing students’ support for DECIDE proposal.
  • April 20, 2010 Denver Post House Committee passes resolution in support of higher taxes for education
  • April 20, 2010 Durango Herald TABOR rollback passes education panel
  • April 19, 2010 Colorado News Agency Voters could have choice to amend TABOR
  • April 19, 2010 KDVR Fox 31 Students, parents press lawmakers to spare education funding
  • April 19, 2010 Education News Colorado Coverage of the House Education Committee Hearing for DECIDE
  • April 9, 2010 Sterling Journal Advocate Education org. director calls on residents to ‘DECIDE’
  • April 7, 2010 KING FM (Sterling, CO) Interview with Great Ed Executive Director Liane Morrison regarding education funding and the DECIDE proposal
  • March 31, 2010 Greeley Tribune Editorial The Tribune’s Editorial Board weighed in on the DECIDE Proposal. Click here to read our Blog response to the Editorial.
  • March 30, 2010 KOAA Colorado Springs Bill aims to untie schools from TABOR
  • March 28, 2010 Denver Post Editorial The Denver Post Editorial Board addressed the Great Futures Coalition’s DECIDE Proposal. Click here to read our Blog response to the Editorial.
  • March 26, 3010 The Colorado Statesman New education coalition hopes for TABOR opt-out
  • March 25, 2010 Business Week Proposal would raise taxes for Colorado schools
  • March 25, 2010 Forbes Reviewing DECIDE proposal for Colorado education
  • March 25, 2010 Denver Daily News School Revenue Sought: Lawmakers asked to send a measure to voters to OK a tax increase for education
  • March 25, 2010 Denver Post Group wants to free education from limits of TABOR
  • March 25, 2010 The Colorado Independent Benefield looking to ask voters to approve tax hike for schools
  • March 25, 2010 The Pueblo Chieftain Ballot proposal would raise money for schools
  • March 24, 2010 The Associated Press (in The Aurora Sentinel) Proposal proponents seek TABOR exemption for schools
  • March 24, 2010 KUNC (NPR) Education Groups Propose Funding Fix
  • March 24, 2010 9 News Education budget: Proposals would raise taxes for schools
  • March 24, 2010 Education News Colorado Plan would free P-20 spending from TABOR
  • March 24, 2010 KDVR Fox 31 News Lawmakers propose tax hike for education
  • March 24, 2010 KKTV Colorado Springs Ballot proposal would raise more money for schools
  • January 11, 2010 IN Denver Times Budget, teacher quality top 2010 education agenda
  • January 7, 2010 Winterfest on the mountain announces donation of proceeds to Great Education
  • December, 2009 Jane Goff on the State Board cites Great Education’s graph of per pupil funding
  • November 7, 2009 Denver Post Education Groups warn k-12 cuts will mean bigger classes, teacher layoffs
  • October 11, 2009 Denver Post Guest Commentary Downturn is the right time to invest
  • September 18, 2009 KMGH Channel 7 Great Education Colorado Tennis Open
  • August, 2009 Washington Park Profile information on the Great Education Colorado Tennis Open 2009
  • November, 2008 Supporters Get the Word Out for Amendment 59
  • July 11, 2008 – Rocky Mountain News Poor Kids Can Slip Academically
  • May 24, 2008 – 9 News Coverage Channel 9’s coverage of B.E.S.T.
  • May 22, 2008 – Denver Post Editorial Fixing Raggedy Schools
  • March 13, 2008 – Colorado Confidential Videos Show Plight of Underfunded Schools
  • January 5, 2008 – Colorado Springs Gazette Honeymoon is Over for Governor
  • December 5, 2007 – KMGH Channel 7 Ritter announces ambitious school reform
  • November 19, 2007 – Denver Post story on capital construction proposal
  • October 19, 2007 – 9 News Coverage of Great Ed education forum
  • September 4, 2007 – Rocky Mountain News story on school tours
  • July 12, 2007 – Denver Post story on state budget
  • June 30, 2007 – Rocky Mountain News story on school tours
  • August 24, 2006 – Denver Post on launch of Colorado Schools First Coalition
  • March 1, 2006 — KMGH Channel 7 more information on Great Ed
  • April 22, 2005 — Rocky Mountain News story about GreatEd’s launch

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