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School Finance Bill Passes in Colorado

By Andrew Ujifusa — May 14, 2013 1 min read
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Colorado lawmakers have passed a major education measure this month that includes revenue equalization for high-needs districts based on their share of low-income students and English-language learners. The legislation, approved this month, also mandates funding for full-day kindergarten and half-day preschool and seeks dramatic improvement in school attendance.

To pay for the plan, Colorado voters will have to approve a $1 billion tax hike in November.

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was expected to sign the bill.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 15, 2013 edition of Education Week as School Finance Bill Passes in Colorado

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