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Upward trend: More of Denver’s youngest students are reading at grade-level

Denver Public Schools is celebrating a double-digit jump from the beginning to the end of last school year in the percentage of its youngest...

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Denver students made more academic progress on state English and math tests last year than ever before, and the overall percentage of third- through...

From CSAP to PARCC, here’s how Colorado’s standardized tests have changed...

For more than two decades, Colorado public school students have taken annual tests to measure how well they’ve mastered the state’s English and math...

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging...

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. The move,...

Opt-out aftershock: Colorado school ratings called into question for low participation...

  The large number of students who skipped this spring’s state standardized tests is throwing a wrench into the high-stakes process of determining the quality...

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.”

Wiretap: Refugee children at the (political) border

  James Oliphant asks in the National Journal why Barack Obama won't call the kids at the border "refugees." It's the same reason he...

Let them play jazz

Teaching is science and art. The science comes in finding techniques that work for all students. The art comes in knowing when and how to apply them. Let the teachers play it by ear.