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60 days down, 60 days to go…

Wednesday marked the halfway point of the legislative session — that means things will really start speeding up in what's already been an exciting session. The legislature made some important decisions regarding funding for next year's state education fund and full-day kindergarten. Read on to find out what's happening... Full-Day Kindergarten...

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Money, money, and more money

This week we've had our eyes on the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the Governor's office as they take big steps on public education funding. The JBC  hearings can be a LOT to dive into...so we're here to summarize what's been happening and what you need to pay attention to...

The legislature continues to take (small) steps forward for public education

As you know, we here at Great Ed are laser-focused on making sure the legislature uses every tool available to  support sustainable and equitable increases to school funding.  That's more than a full-time job (which is why we need you to help!). Here are some of the bills we are monitoring which...

You don’t want to miss this week’s legislative recap…

This week was such an important week at the legislature. While a lot of attention was focused on the DPS teacher strike, bills continued to move through the legislature. We'll get you up to speed with this week's legislative update! DPS Teacher Strike Early Thursday morning, a deal was reached...

The DPS Strike is Settled, but the Underlying Causes of Chronic Undercompensation Remain

“All Colorado teachers are underpaid because Colorado's constitutional tax code is starving our schools. We need fully, adequately and equitably funded public education.”   — Lisa Weil, Executive Director, Great Education Colorado. The DPS community, Coloradoans, and policymakers are figuring out what the DPS strike and settlement mean to students...

What’s happening at the Capitol this week?

It's been a whirlwind of a week at the legislature! Starting the week off with a bang, the JBC took public comment on the state budget for the first time ever. The middle of the week remained interesting as Governor Polis made the decision to allow the Denver teachers' strike...

What’s happening at the Capitol this week?

Reporting to you from week four (!) at the Capitol.  There's no shortage of conversations about possible legislation that could have a large impact on school funding (e.g., full-day Kindergarten, fiscal reform, the School Finance Act, and mill levy equalization to name a few), but those haven't yet been introduced.  In...

This week at the Capitol: full-day Kindergarten, legislative meet-ups and more!

The biggest news from the Capitol for Great Ed, is our official support of Governor Polis's push to fund full-day Kindergarten by Fall 2019. We are excited to announce we will be joining the Governor's coalition in support of full-day K and working to make sure our kids get the...

This week at the Capitol…Governor’s revised budget, Education Committees and more!

This week was another big week at the Capitol: Governor Polis made public his revised budget recommendations, the Education Leadership Council presented its findings, and both Senate and House Education Committees are in full swing. The Governor's Revised Budget Proposal The Governor presented his proposed budget revisions to the Joint...