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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...

An exciting first week at the Capitol!

Things are already moving fast at the Capitol! Bills are being introduced and Governor Polis is setting the tone for what we hope will be a successful session for education funding in the state of Colorado. Key Highlights from This Week The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) This week, the JBC...

Great Ed in the News in 2018

The following media articles included a Great Ed mention in 2018: [one_half] [one_half] Voters approve additional public education funding in several states (Think Progress, November 7, 2018) Colorado Amendment 73, Tax Increase For Public Education, Has Failed (Colorado Public Radio, November 6, 2018) Amendment 73: Voters to decide on education...

Most Popular Great Ed Facebook Posts in 2018

  Most Popular Great Ed Facebook Posts in 2018: #10 So excited to share this news from Great Schools, Thriving Communities!!! Read about their history making signature gathering efforts here. (Read post) #9 95% of teachers in rural districts don’t make enough salary to meet the cost of living. #YesOnAmendment73 can...

We won’t stop fighting this fight until Colorado does right by all its students

The story tonight is that a record number of Colorado voters recognize the need to invest in our students, our teachers, our schools and our communities.  That is historic and we thank the voters for this powerful statement. Together, we have changed the conversation and made clear the urgency that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great Ed In the News in 2017

The following media articles included a Great Ed mention in 2017: [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last]Local voters approved several big money measures for schools this election — including in places you might not expect (Chalkbeat Colorado, November 10, 2017)[/one_half_last] [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] How the Kochs are trying to shake up public schools, one...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Virtual Town Hall on Colorado’s Budget

Is Colorado's budget broken? If so, what can we do? Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 PM MST - 8:00 PM MST Join us for this interactive, virtual Town Hall meeting that takes a look at Colorado's budget. Be a part of the conversation and weigh in from your own computer,...

Governor’s Budget Release: Good News or Bad for Schools?

The governor’s proposed budget is not good news for schools. Even though recent headlines indicate funding increases, those increases do not keep pace with inflation. This funding deficit results in a lack of buying power at our schools. The immense and growing funding deficit for schools is the real story....

Media Release: Open Letter to State Leaders

Education advocacy organizations release guiding principles Open letter to state leaders provides guidance and asks for bold, visionary leadership in addressing the funding crisis DENVER—October 28, 2016—Fifteen organizations representing diverse and broad stakeholders signed an open letter to Governor Hickenlooper, Colorado legislators and state board of education members. Issued before...