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Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that...

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for...

Colorado’s opt-out rates stay steady, mostly

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on August 11, 2016 Colorado continued to see a large percentage of older students skip standardized tests...

Big ideas on testing flexibility probably on hold until next year

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on March 17, 2016 Some Colorado districts and lawmakers have long been itching to throw off the...

Colorado’s top five stand-your-ground Republicans whose votes defied GOP leadership

They voted against reforming police training and transparency. They voted against a pricey flood-and-fire-prevention system. They voted against expanding public services for kids with autism....

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.

Video: Protestors: ‘We are more than a score’

Teachers, students and families gathered on the Capitol steps on Wednesday to stop standardized testing in Colorado schools. See our video below. Video by Kyle...

#Coleg Notebook: Maximum fight for minimum wage

Minimum wage comes to the Capitol   Advocates for raising the minimum wage to at least $12.50 an hour rallied on the Capitol steps today in...

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.