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Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of...

Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution....

Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to...

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

Pueblo schools must give more authority to management group, state board...

The State Board of Education on Thursday gave an outside nonprofit group significant authority in efforts to improve three Pueblo schools. The group, Achievement Network,...

Vote on Colorado education plan erupts into war of words over...

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Colorado’s federally required education plan, but not before two of its most outspoken members questioned whether...

State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals

When charter schools in Colorado feel like local school districts aren’t giving them a fair chance to open, they can ask the state Board...

Jeffco school board says no, again, to Walton-backed charter

The Jefferson County Board of Education, for a second time, turned down an application for a charter school with ties to the Walton Foundation. The...

Guest post: Jeffco school district’s no means no

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are...

Rejected Jeffco charter gets second chance from state board of education

Great Work Montessori School, a proposed preK-8 charter whose application was rejected last month by the Jefferson County Board of Education, has been revived...

Two races still too close to call from Tuesday’s election

Six days after the election, the outcomes of two big races in Colorado are still too close to call. The first is the state board...

Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public...

The public will never know how Smoky Hill High School ninth-graders scored last spring on English tests that challenged them to do things like...