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Colorado re-enters Race to the Top education-funding program

After failing to make the grade in the first-round federal Race to the Top education funding competition in March, Colorado has pulled back into...

Colorado loses first-round Race to the Top education stimulus cash

Colorado failed to win millions of first-round federal Race to the Top dollars, which may not be a bad thing in the long run,...

School reform proposals kick off ‘Race to the Top’ in Colorado

DENVER — A corps of turnaround experts who would travel from failing school to failing school, a computerized, multimedia test to replace the Colorado Student Assessment Program, and a “360 degree” evaluation for teachers mirroring business-world performance evaluations were just some of the ideas Race to the Top school reform workgroups presented Friday to Gov. Bill Ritter, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien and Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones.

Colorado eligible for between $60 million and $175 million in Race...

Colorado stands to gain between $60 and $175 million if it wins a Race to the Top grant, according to finalized federal guidelines released...

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...

Colo. education commissioner Jones remembers to reimburse state for calls

Called out by reporters, Colorado Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones continues to cut back on his spendthrift ways. Jones recently returned $940 to the state,...

Colorado charter school gone bad

Everybody loves charter schools these days, from the Gates Foundation to researchers. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan likes charter schools so much he has made...

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...

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...

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,...