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Statement of the Great Schools Thriving Communities Coalition on Initiative 63

August 8, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Tracie Rainey, CO School Finance ProjectRaineytracie@gmail.com 303-941-1633 Lisa Weil, Great Education Coloradolisa@greateducation.org 720-217-6239 Statement of the Great Schools Thriving Communities Coalition on Initiative 63 “It is with profound disappointment that we announce that we will not be submitting signatures for Initiative 63 to...
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Initiative 63 Campaign Releases Polling Showing 2-1 Support for Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACTS: Tracie Rainey, CO School Finance Project July 22, 2022 Raineytracie@gmail.com   303-941-1633 Lisa Weil, Great Education Colorado lisa@greateducation.org  720-217-6239 Initiative 63 Campaign Releases Polling Showing 2-1 Support for Measure Measure to increase state funding for teachers without increasing tax rates will likely pass in November...
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Latest Economic Forecast Shows that Colorado Needs, Can Afford Initiative 63

New data released by the state's economists today confirmed that Colorado's strong economic recovery will allow the state to increase funding for teachers annually by almost $1 billion without any increase in tax rates -- if voters approve Initiative 63.   Recently released polling by Magellan Strategies indicates that, if given the opportunity, voters would overwhelmingly...
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Great Schools Thriving Communities Coalition Launches Petition for Initiative #63 to Better Support Students & Teachers without Raising Tax Rates

Advocates: “Teachers: We see you. We appreciate you. Help is on the way.”  Denver – Stating that Colorado voters should have the opportunity to decide whether they want to harness the state’s economic rebound to address Colorado's teacher shortage, the Great Schools, Thriving Communities (GSTC) Coalition this week launched their...
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Great Schools Thriving Communities Coalition Files Measures to Help Districts Attract, Retain and Compensate Teachers, Without Raising Taxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2022   CONTACTS: Tracie Rainey, CO School Finance Project  Raineytracie@gmail.com   303-941-1633 Krista Spurgin, Stand for Children CO KSpurgin@stand.org   303-888-8824 Lisa Weil, Great Education Colorado lisa@greateducation.org  720-217-6239 Great Schools Thriving Communities Coalition Files Measures to Help Districts Attract, Retain and Compensate Teachers, Without Raising...
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Colorado Superintendent Addresses Education Funding Issues

Superintendent Phil Qualman of Eagle County School District In a candid and well researched message to state leaders, Phil Qualman, Eagle County School District Superintendent, shares his perspective on what is TRULY going on in education and how proper funding is vital in order to make a difference. Here are...
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New News is Bad News: Quality Counts report gives Colorado an ‘F’ on School Spending

According to Education Week’s recently published Quality Counts 2020 Colorado's school funding system is, well, failing.  Based on 2017 data, here are Colorado's stats: $3,033 below the national average in per pupil spending (was $2,703 in 2019) 44th in per pupil funding (down from 41st in 2019) 47th in the...
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These dollars are for schools.

[**UPDATE: May 1, 2015.  The Senate has given final approval to SB15-267, the School Finance Act, with an amendment (Section 5) stating the legislature's intent that increased property tax revenue will be used for schools, rather than to help fund other parts of the budget.  Our thanks to the hundreds who wrote to...
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