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Tag Archives: Colorado Department Of Education

Colorado shied from taking aggressive action to fix its lowest performing schools. Will it be enough?

At historic Aurora Central High School, the last few years have been a trial. Students have described widespread fights, high truancy rates and a heavy […]...

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July 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny

The public will never know how Smoky Hill High School ninth-graders scored last spring on English tests that challenged them to do things like interpret […]...

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September 26, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Proposed shift in Colorado’s school ratings draws ire of education reform, civil rights groups

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on June 7, 2016 A broad coalition of education reform and civil rights groups is lobbying against a proposed change to the […]...

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June 7, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

How Colorado districts comply with state law speaks volumes about their views on testing

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 29, 2016 At Boulder Valley School District high schools this spring, it was business as usual […]...

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May 2, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix
Hudak seeks way to pay for youth prisoner education

Hudak seeks way to pay for youth prisoner education

DENVER-- Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, is weighing strategies to secure passage of a bill she's sponsoring that seeks to ensure youth prisoners charged as adults receive education. Lawmakers have signaled that any bill that requires new...

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February 18, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Untried youth languish in Colorado’s adult prisons

Untried youth languish in Colorado’s adult prisons

DENVER-- Juvenile suspects awaiting trial as adults in Colorado jails languish without education, sometimes held in solitary confinement while they wait for their day in court. The harsh conditions come partly as a fact of the state's more generally...

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February 11, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
For charter school extra credit: What’s the difference between accommodating and cheating?

For charter school extra credit: What’s the difference between accommodating and cheating?

Last week, the Colorado Department of Education released an outside audit of standardized testing procedures at Pueblo’s Cesar Chavez Academy. In essence, the audit found […]...

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December 14, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
New K-12 academic standards are almost here

New K-12 academic standards are almost here

For the first time in 10 years, Colorado will adopt new K-12 academic standards this December. “These standards are not like the old ones,” the […]...

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November 11, 2009 Blog, Politics
Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Dwight Jones, Colorado’s Commissioner of Education, is on a 14-city race himself right now, in order to seek support from local school districts for the […]...

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October 26, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Rural Colorado students less likely to drop out of school

Rural Colorado students less likely to drop out of school

Rural students in Colorado are less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to drop out of school, says a new report conducted by researchers […]...

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October 21, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics

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Colorado’s voter data dump goes to the Trump task force on July 31

On Monday, July 31, Colorado will send publicly available personal information about its 3.7 million voters to an election task force set up by President […]

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