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Why Colorado’s testing opt-out movement could struggle to build on 2015’s...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 27, 2016 A year ago, thousands of Colorado students, parents and educators fed up with...

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.

Reader’s view: Our Children, our money, our decision

The following letter is in response to former senator Rachel Zenzinger's June 5 letter to the editor: "Reader’s view: Sen. Laura Woods flunks Common Core...

Reader’s view: Sen. Laura Woods flunks Common Core 101

To the Editor: Statements by Sen. Laura Woods in a recent Colorado Independent article prompted me here to address some inaccuracies. She states incorrectly that...

Democrats’ ‘liberty-minded’ foe Sen. Laura Woods talks bills, kills and conundrums

“So we started this session with Dems saying they were going to take me out,” Republican Sen. Laura Woods said, opening a community meeting...

Sine Die Scene: Testing reform and consumer protection survive zombie-bill horde

Gavels were slamming last night as the two parties arm wrestled through the final, defining issues of the session. Sine Die is the last night...

Senate agrees to compromise on standardized-testing reform

"Members, I know this is difficult," Sen. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, said late last night. "But some of us have turned our focus to how much...

Students say testing doesn’t work; lawmakers and Governor wrangle over opt...

The first day it was four degrees. On the second day, the needle jumped to 15 degrees, and the sign-waving students celebrated. Those two...

Colorado lawmakers hug over testing-reform bills

For months Colorado lawmakers have been struggling to find a legislative compromise that would reduce standardized testing in schools but preserve millions in Federal funding and accountability for educators and students. On Thursday, the wait was over.

Standardized testing protestors’ rally cry at the Capitol: “More than a...

Bundled children held signs that bent in the the blowing sleet. They read: “Testing ≠ Teaching,” “School zone … No PARCCing,” “Have you freed a teacher today?” and the Twitter hashtag eponymous, “More than a score.”