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Education commissioner flat-out fails school budget test

In recession-era budget-strapped Colorado, education administrators have had to make some tough choices. Take Department of Education Commissioner Dwight Jones. He had to decide...

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.