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Tag Archives: opt-out

Fact checking the Colorado governor’s race: The truth behind 5 claims dividing Democratic contenders

With less than a month to go before the primary, the Democratic candidates for governor of Colorado are sparring not over the future of education […]...

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June 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was […]...

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May 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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

Opt-out aftershock: Colorado school ratings called into question for low participation on tests

  The large number of students who skipped this spring’s state standardized tests is throwing a wrench into the high-stakes process of determining the quality […]...

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October 14, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado’s opt-out rates stay steady, mostly

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on August 11, 2016 Colorado continued to see a large percentage of older students skip standardized tests in […]...

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August 12, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Why Colorado’s testing opt-out movement could struggle to build on 2015’s big numbers

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 27, 2016 A year ago, thousands of Colorado students, parents and educators fed up with state […]...

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April 27, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Students say testing doesn’t work; lawmakers and Governor wrangle over opt outs

The first day it was four degrees. On the second day, the needle jumped to 15 degrees, and the sign-waving students celebrated. Those two cold […]...

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April 27, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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