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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...

Homebrew: Students protest Boulder teacher’s demotion for teaching during test

Teacher trouble One Boulder High School teacher has been demoted for, well, teaching. The story goes like this: All of Jim Vacca's AP Language Arts...

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.”