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State ratings identify 163 Colorado schools in need of improvement

More than 160 Colorado schools received one of the state’s two lowest ratings, making them eligible for additional assistance but also vulnerable to intervention...

This is what the State Board of Education hopes to order...

In Colorado’s first-ever attempt to give away management of a school district, state officials Thursday provided a preview of what the final order requiring...

Colorado stepped in to save its lowest-performing schools in 2017. Whether...

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...

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging...

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,...

CO’s review of academic standards may fire up another round of...

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

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...

Democrats have won control of the Colorado Board of Education. So...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 resignation of newly-elected state Board of Education Chair Marcia Neal confirms it.