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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.

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.

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...

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...

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 model for education nationwide.

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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

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 through the federal Department of Education's $5 billion Race to the Top program. The program aims to reward innovative approaches to education reform. O'Brien is proposing new student performance testing and teacher evaluation, among other things. She spoke with the Colorado Independent over the holidays about the proposal and why many districts in the state have yet to sign on to the application.