bg

Author : Nicholas Garcia, Chalkbeat Colorado

Network of education reformers continue to help shape governor’s race in Colorado

Education-oriented donors continued to play an outsized role in the latest fundraising round of a governor’s race where all leading Democratic candidates have strong connections […]...

> read more

July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

From CSAP to PARCC, here’s how Colorado’s standardized tests have changed (and what’s next)

For more than two decades, Colorado public school students have taken annual tests to measure how well they’ve mastered the state’s English and math learning […]...

> read more

July 6, 2017 The Mix

Colorado Supreme Court ordered to reconsider Douglas County school voucher case

The Colorado Supreme Court must reconsider its ruling against a private school voucher system created by the Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court […]...

> read more

June 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Douglas County voucher supporters encouraged by Supreme Court decision in similar case

A significant U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on a church-state issue opens a new chapter in a court fight over a Douglas County private school […]...

> read more

June 27, 2017 Politics, The Mix

Pueblo schools must give more authority to management group, state board says

The State Board of Education on Thursday gave an outside nonprofit group significant authority in efforts to improve three Pueblo schools. The group, Achievement Network, […]...

> read more

June 16, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging its own path

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. The move, […]...

> read more

June 15, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis wants to make preschool and full-day kindergarten free. That could prove tough.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder, the latest Democrat to enter the 2018 governor’s race, faces an uphill battle in fulfilling one of his […]...

> read more

June 13, 2017 Blog, Just In, Politics, The Mix

CO’s review of academic standards may fire up another round of public—and political—debate

Colorado’s in-depth review of its academic standards — what kids are expected to know in several subjects in each grade — has entered a new […]...

> read more

June 12, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

This Colorado conservative is taking a bigger role in expanding school choice across the nation

For the past two years as Colorado state director of the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity, Michael Fields has advocated at the statehouse and […]...

> read more

June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Five months ago Colorado schools were bracing for the worst. Here’s how much money they’ll get next year.

Despite gloomy economic forecasts, Colorado lawmakers managed to keep the state’s school funding shortfall from growing this year. The state’s public schools will see on […]...

> read more

May 11, 2017 Politics, The Mix

Just In

scroll
Read More

EVENTS

img
We did it!!!

We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

Read More

TWITTER

THE BLOGS

img
The Home Front: Cory Gardner is ‘under siege’ amid his ‘hunker-down strategy’ on healthcare

“U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is under siege,” reports The Denver Post. “For weeks, protesters have rallied outside his offices in Washington and Colorado with the […]

Read More