Tag Archives: Colorado Board of Education

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 will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging its own path

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. The move, […]...

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June 15, 2017 Just In, The Mix

CO’s review of academic standards may fire up another round of public—and political—debate

Colorado’s in-depth review of its academic standards — what kids are expected to know in several subjects in each grade — has entered a new […]...

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June 12, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

CO set to slash funds for controversial student health survey

Two years after a controversial student health survey sparked protracted debate at the State Board of Education, questions about the survey’s value have moved to […]...

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March 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Democrats have won control of the Colorado Board of Education. So now what?

This story originally appeared in Chalkbeat When Rebecca McClellan joins the State Board of Education in January, Democrats will have partisan control of the board […]...

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November 25, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why the still-undecided state board of education race matters

One of the last races to be decided from last week’s election is who will represent Congressional District 6 on the Colorado Board of Education. […]...

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November 16, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado backs off controversial proposal to change schools rating system

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on June 8, 2016 PUEBLO — After outcry from education advocacy and civil rights groups, Colorado schools will […]...

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June 9, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

What the Board of Education chair’s turbulent departure says about Colorado schools

If thousands of kids protesting and lawmakers staying up until all hours trying to hash out workable compromises on testing reform didn't tell you that the state of public education in Colorado is pretty contentious these days, than the abrupt...

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June 12, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Ed Board member clarifies comment about U.S. ‘voluntarily’ ending slavery

Pam Mazanec, a member of the Colorado board of education, made headlines last week after expressing concerns that the new Advanced Placement U.S. History framework […]...

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October 7, 2014 The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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