Erica Meltzer

Position: Chalkbeat Colorado

Colorado school board members could get paid under bill heading to governor

A bill that would allow Colorado school board members to get paid is headed to the governor’s desk after lawmakers agreed to amendments that would limit board member compensation and require a...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget

The influential Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next fall, but doing so could require “tightening our purse strings” and not funding other...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix

Two years ago, Colorado lawmakers established a special committee to dig deep into the state’s complex school finance problems and propose legislation to fix at least some of them. Near the end of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure

With Colorado’s third attempt to raise taxes for education going down to defeat, backers of Amendment 73 looked to the future Tuesday. Lisa Weil of Great Education Colorado said that the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education

Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them. They also gave control of the state...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What the primary results in Colorado’s governor’s race mean for education

After millions of dollars and what sure felt like millions of mailers and door-knocks, Coloradans have their candidates for governor: Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton. Education...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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