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February 22, 2018
Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases
Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
It takes a village
February 22, 2018
What does it mean to be a community school? This Colorado bill would define it – and promote it.
Community schools are an old idea enjoying a resurgence in education circles with the support of teachers unions and other advocates.
February 20, 2018
Jeffco’s superintendent has some ideas about preventing school shootings — and none of them involve gun control or armed teachers
Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass thinks a national push for armed guards and mental health in schools is more politically feasible than gun control.
February 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: After criticism, Denver will change how it rates elementary schools
RIGHT MEASURE After civil rights groups criticized how Denver Public Schools rates elementary schools – charging that the ratings obscured poor results in early literacy…
February 18, 2018
Capitol Report: A change in time saves one bill to address the teacher shortage
Welcome to another edition of Capitol Report. It was a busy week for education bills, punctuated by a tragedy on the other side of the…
February 17, 2018
Debora Scheffel chosen by acclamation to fill State Board of Ed vacancy
Debora Scheffel previously represented the 6th Congressional District on the board but lost that seat in 2016 to Democrat Rebecca McClellan.
February 16, 2018
Rise & Shine: The Denver school board takes a stand for DACA with not much time left
THE AFTERMATH The shooting that left 17 people dead on Wednesday has elicited both terror and anger — and raised debates that are far from…
Keep On Keeping On
February 15, 2018
Struggling Colorado elementary school gets time to let innovation plan work
Greeley's Billie Martinez Elementary adopted an innovation plan last year, and State Board of Education members said they'll give it more time to work.
mental health matters
February 14, 2018
Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts
Trembling as he described his family’s loss, Ashawnty Davis’s uncle said better anti-bullying policies would give some meaning to his niece’s death.
back to the future
February 12, 2018
Debora Scheffel wants to fill State Board of Education vacancy ‘as a matter of service’
A former State Board of Education member whose defeat in 2016 handed control of the board to Democrats could be on her way back.
February 11, 2018
Capitol Report: Colorado’s superintendents think they can succeed where others have failed
A few dozen school leaders and supporters gathered in front of Dora Moore School in Denver this week to kick off a campaign to change…
February 9, 2018
Rise & Shine: No more pizza parties? Some Colorado lawmakers want to ban rewards for taking state tests
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY Schools in Colorado can’t punish students who don’t take state assessments by, say, not letting them go on a field trip…
Carrots and sticks
February 8, 2018
No pizza parties, no raffle tickets: Bill would bar Colorado schools from offering rewards to test-takers
State lawmakers characterized the problem of schools dangling rewards for taking assessments as “more than one, but not widespread.”
February 6, 2018
Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up
Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters approve a $1.7 billion tax increase for education.
February 4, 2018
Capitol Report: A union endorsement, a surprise in the local share, and the price of opting out
Welcome to a very Super Bowl edition of Capitol Report. Earlier this afternoon, the grocery store was full of roving gangs of men in search…
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