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Controversial DPS board member Merida blogs her secret swearing-in

Andrea Merida made headlines November 30 for secretly finding a judge to swear her in before a Denver Public School board meeting so that...

New DougCo school board approves GOP-backed charter high school

Fresh off an ugly campaign, the brand-new Douglas County School Board unanimously gave conditional approval to a proposed charter school, STEM High, Tuesday night. The...

DPS school board drama could have statewide impact

The post-election drama at the Denver School Board could not only impact students in Denver— it could hurt the state’s chances for federal Race...

Colo. wins stimulus money to map Internet terrain and lay the tubes

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology has won federal Recovery Act cash to up the speed limit on the information superhighway in the overdue...

Texas Board of Ed to battle over the role of minorities, religion in history

Early next year, minority advocates will face off against the religious right in what statesman.com called “a fight…that could make the last one look...

Race to the Top fails to redirect stream of bad teachers sent to low-income...

A recent New York Times editorial points out that Race to the Top—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s $4.3 billion tool for reform—has failed...

School reform proposals kick off ‘Race to the Top’ in Colorado

DENVER — A corps of turnaround experts who would travel from failing school to failing school, a computerized, multimedia test to replace the Colorado Student Assessment Program, and a “360 degree” evaluation for teachers mirroring business-world performance evaluations were just some of the ideas Race to the Top school reform workgroups presented Friday to Gov. Bill Ritter, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien and Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones.

Colorado eligible for between $60 million and $175 million in Race to the Top...

Colorado stands to gain between $60 and $175 million if it wins a Race to the Top grant, according to finalized federal guidelines released...

Charter school looks to win review from new Doug Co school board

The Douglas County Board of Education election, it seems, still isn’t over. Early this week, Douglas County informed the Douglas County School District that it would not be able to certify the election in time to swear in the new slate of charter school-friendly, Republican-backed, “reform” candidates for the next board meeting.

Why did Colorado voters change up their school boards?

In the days since Tuesday's election, much has been written about the fact that voters instigated sweeping changes in two of the Front Range’s...
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