Worth Noting: Colorado Ranks #2 in Educational ROI and Money Matters

It is worth noting that Colorado is recognized as a national leader in educational return on investment. In fact, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce rated Colorado second in the nation for educational ROI in 2014. Of course, efficiency is not the same as sufficiency. That is, the dollars Colorado spends may be used particularly well, but at more than $2,500 below the national average in per pupil funding, those efficiently spent dollars are not enough to ensure that all students graduate ready for career and/or college. The same U.S. Chamber of Commerce study ranks Colorado 6th ...

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Great Ed endorses Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot initiative

The Wait is Over...We Need Your Support! Our public schools are the pillars of thriving communities throughout Colorado. To keep it that way, we must give every student access to the effective opportunities and supports they need for success in college, career and life, such as inspiring teachers, rigorous and broad curriculum, individual attention, quality career and technical options, and appropriate mental and physical health resources.That's why Great Ed has endorsed the Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot initiative, which will raise revenue to provide ...

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Superintendents: “It’s a Simple Ask…Pass HB1232”

Colorado Superintendents hosted a press conference on Wednesday, February 7, at Dora Moore Elementary School in Denver. Joined by parents and community leaders, the Superintendents explained the background and objectives behind their new school funding formula bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives.Their ask of legislators is simple — pass House Bill 1232. The proposed legislation has no impact to the General Fund. It does, however, provide a roadmap for providing a more fair and adequate level of funding with the goal of preparing every ...

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School Funding Initiative is a Possibility This November

Did you hear? Better school funding could be on the statewide ballot this year!Maybe you saw one of the articles from late last week — Coloradans seeking more school funding inch closer to 2018 ballot or Education tax plan has merit. We couldn't be more excited that two concerned citizens, DJ Anderson and Martha Olson, stepped up to lead the charge to more adequately and equitably fund our public schools.Help us thank them by signing up today to carry or sign a petition in order to give Colorado voters a chance to support public schools this ...

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Great Ed In the News in 2017

The following media articles included a Great Ed mention in 2017:

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Most Popular Great Ed Facebook Posts in 2017

Most Popular Great Ed Facebook Posts in 2017: 10 - Want to understand why Colorado has one of the strongest economies in the nation yet... "Colorado hospitals will lose more than a half-billion dollars, schools will get $75 million less for classrooms and taxpayers won’t see TABOR refunds in 2018 as state lawmakers shuffled money in a state budget bill that left little to cheer."?9 - Join hundreds of Coloradans in telling Congress that the proposed education cuts are cruel, short-sighted and counter-productive. Sign the petition today!8 - Forecast: Colorado ...

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You’re Invited to a Colorado Education Network Brown Bag Luncheon

As an important advocate for education across the state, we want to keep you informed on statewide initiatives affecting school funding in Colorado and ask you to participate in an active sounding board about those initiatives.Colorado Education Network will be hosting Friday brown-bag lunches on: January 5th January 12th February 16 February 23All sessions are open to attendees virtually, as well as attending in person. These lunches are an opportunity to stay informed, give your feedback on policies affecting school funding, and find out how ...

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Great Ed honors Sam and Nancy Gary at 7th Annual Luncheon

The 7th Annual Great Education Colorado Luncheon was on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at The Cable Center at the University of Denver, honoring Sam and Nancy Gary, education advocates, philanthropists, and founders of Gary Community Investments, which includes the Piton Foundation. Great Ed also presented a special recognition of Colorado’s teachers.Vicki A. Mattox Education Award SponsorStraight "A" SponsorsHonor Roll Sponsors

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Is Colorado’s quality of life at risk?

Is Colorado's population growing faster than we can handle? Is our quality of life at risk? Is it time to update our tax code to meet the competing needs of our state? The amendment in Colorado’s constitution that imposed restrictions to restrain growth in government is 25 years old and the The Denver Post dedicated Sunday, February 26th Perspective section, to covering this topic.Why does it matter? While perspectives vary on this subject, the fact is that Coloradans live with the most restrictive tax-and-spending limitation in the country. And, there ...

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Are you ready to take a positive step toward better school funding?

Let's let our leaders know that when they stand up for better funding of kids, we'll stand with them.Take a minute to thank Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran for standing up for kids. It's easy to do and so very important.Take action here.

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