Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 5:29pm
The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 3:32pm
Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 4:23pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to spend $56.4 million in two initiatives that will boost the number of alternative schools and separately transform 25 of the lowest achieving schools in the next two years.