Foster care youth aging out of the foster care system in Colorado face a multitude of challenges. This report attempts to derive the individual and social costs borne by a cohort of Colorado’s foster youth.
If passed, Proposition FF will provide free meals to all K–12 students within participating districts. It will also increase wages for school food preparation workers and subsidize the use of Colorado-grown and produced food.
As the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, leaving in its wake declining public school student enrollment and achievement, local, state, and federal dollars continue to flow to the Colorado public education system in ever-larger amounts.
If Colorado is to have a substantive public discourse about how to improve educational outcomes, there needs to be a common understanding of how K-12 public education is funded in the state. This study analyzes statewide and regional trends in K-12 revenues and spending over the past decade to help ground conversations in facts.