In Colorado, where a booming economy belies a chronically underfunded public education system, education advocates filed four ballot initiatives earlier this month to divert millions of dollars in yearly funding to schools without raising taxes.
by Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado
The reality of the situation is we have the power to make this school year happen for our children. But, for a host of reasons, we aren't taking those steps.
Colorado public health officials have adopted CDC recommendations that everyone in school settings should wear masks, especially those who are not vaccinated.
When Colorado schools reopen in the fall, most of them will have a lot more money to work with — between 10% and 12% more per student for the typical district — and schools that serve large numbers of students who live in poverty and English learners will be the biggest beneficiaries.