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Tag Archives: Colorado Department Of Education

A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers to consider it.

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the bold […]...

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November 22, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that penalizes schools for testing opt-out

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for the […]...

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October 12, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver, Boulder schools home to the state’s largest achievement gaps based on race, new data shows

Since Colorado introduced new, more challenging state math and English tests in 2015, schools and families have seen a steady — and often slow — […]...

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October 5, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado wants to help these 230 schools improve learning. Here’s the state’s first step.

More than 200 Colorado schools, most with vast and stubborn achievement gaps, could be eligible under new federal guidelines for a slice of $11 million […]...

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October 2, 2017 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s new director of school choice: If we hold all schools accountable, divisiveness over charters will go away

For decades, both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado have embraced charter schools. And it can stay that way if the state continues to hold all […]...

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August 4, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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

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News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […]

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