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Tag Archives: school performance

Pushback on charter school contracts shows new divide on Denver school board

In an urban district nationally known for collaborating with charter schools, two new Denver school board members made clear Thursday that the publicly funded but […]...

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January 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to send letters to families

Early elementary school families in Denver will get individual reading progress reports from the school district next month explaining how their children are doing against […]...

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December 28, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado stepped in to save its lowest-performing schools in 2017. Whether it will work may not be answered in 2018.

This year marked a turning point for Colorado education officials and the state’s lowest performing schools. Seven years after the state’s current school accountability system […]...

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December 21, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, 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

Colorado testing an updated teacher evaluation system that will take less time but set a higher bar

Lori Petersen, principal of Arkansas Elementary School in Aurora, is a huge fan of teacher evaluations. But as she sees it, there are two critical […]...

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August 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Why Jeffco hasn’t considered academic performance in picking schools to close

Of five Jefferson County elementary schools recommended for closure, one recently received the state’s lowest possible rating for academic performance and another has won awards […]...

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February 9, 2017 Education, Uncategorized

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Littwin: Is there really some movement on the gun control front? (Couldn’t be, but, hey, maybe)

If you believe what you read — and who knows, it may just be Russian bots — there’s a groundswell of support to actually do […]

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