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Untried youth languish in Colorado’s adult prisons

DENVER-- Juvenile suspects awaiting trial as adults in Colorado jails languish without education, sometimes held in solitary confinement while they wait for their day in court. The harsh conditions come partly as a fact of the state's more generally overcrowded prison facilities, where the young people are held in adult prisons, shunted into solitary confinement in order simply to keep them segregated from the adult population. State Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, told the Colorado Independent that young people held in these conditions have committed suicide.

For charter school extra credit: What’s the difference between accommodating and...

Last week, the Colorado Department of Education released an outside audit of standardized testing procedures at Pueblo's Cesar Chavez Academy. In essence, the audit...

New K-12 academic standards are almost here

For the first time in 10 years, Colorado will adopt new K-12 academic standards this December. “These standards are not like the old ones,”...

Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Dwight Jones, Colorado's Commissioner of Education, is on a 14-city race himself right now, in order to seek support from local school districts for...

Rural Colorado students less likely to drop out of school

Rural students in Colorado are less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to drop out of school, says a new report conducted by...

For now, stimulus funds stabilizing Colorado schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan may be talking big about promoting innovation with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) education dollars, but Colorado schools won't see any sweeping developments this fall. That doesn't mean, however, that the stimulus program won't be making an impact. Federal Recovery funds are being used to prop up current programs and to lay the groundwork for more ambitious future change.

Colorado Dept. of Ed. releases student scores, eyes stimulus Race to...

On Friday came the annual start to the school season here, marked as ever by the release of the Colorado Student Assessment Program scores. And...

Colo. online education still expanding; oversight still failing

The Colorado Department of Education, which took heat in 2006 for not adequately policing online charter schools, still isn’t. The news comes as the...

For New Ed Commish, The Numbers Don’t Lie

Mark Twain once offered up advice that, nearly a century after his death, is always sure to amuse. There are three kinds of lies,...

Colorado School Choice: A Primer

Public schools. Private schools. Charters. Homeschooling. When it comes to educating Colorado students, the choices are varied and many. About the only choice that...
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