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Tag Archives: Race to the top

Romney supports school vouchers and standardized testing

Romney supports school vouchers and standardized testing

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers....

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January 6, 2012 Education, Politics

Colorado back in Race to the Top

It was announced Wednesday that Colorado is one nine states to be eligible to apply for the third round of Race to the Top funds to augment state local funding for Colorado schools....

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May 25, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics
Colorado re-enters Race to the Top education-funding program

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 the […]...

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June 1, 2010 Blog, Education, Politics
As governor, Maes would refuse most all federal cash

As governor, Maes would refuse most all federal cash

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes this week said that if he is elected governor Colorado will not accept federal money if it comes with any […]...

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May 28, 2010 Blog, Politics
Ritter signs teacher assessment legislation into law

Ritter signs teacher assessment legislation into law

DENVER-- Governor Bill Ritter signed SB 191, the controversial teacher assessment bill passed at the end of the session into law Thursday. The governor said the bill was the capstone of his administration's work on education policy and a...

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May 21, 2010 Center Well, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Top-Notch Denver school wins Obama cabinet-member commencement speaker

Top-Notch Denver school wins Obama cabinet-member commencement speaker

The Denver School of Science and Technology, not used to be a runner up for anything, made it to the final round but lost in […]...

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May 4, 2010 Blog, Education, Politics
Denver school risks right-wing ire in seeking Obama commencement visit

Denver school risks right-wing ire in seeking Obama commencement visit

Some Coloradans were sent into a fury over fears of socialist indoctrination when Pres. Obama recorded a video to be shown at public schools encouraging […]...

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April 26, 2010 Blog, Education, Politics
Colorado loses first-round Race to the Top education stimulus cash

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, according […]...

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March 29, 2010 Blog, Education, Politics
News from the schools: Colo. spending on schools dismal and getting worse

News from the schools: Colo. spending on schools dismal and getting worse

A brief shocking but not surprising piece posted at the Great Education website today is making waves. It was also posted at the politics-insider Colorado […]...

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January 14, 2010 Blog, Politics
Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

Lt. Gov. O’Brien wrapping up application for federal education-reform funds

While Gov. Bill Ritter navigates the media storm set in motion by the surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2010, Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien is busy wrapping up the Colorado application to win K-12 school funding...

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January 6, 2010 Center Well, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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