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Colorado reading

'I haven’t heard anything specific about a special assessment, screener, or anything regarding dyslexia,' said a second grade teacher in Denver.

The University of Colorado Denver’s teacher prep program is one of seven ordered to make changes to reading coursework in recent years.

The University of Northern Colorado was one of several teacher prep programs in the state to earn top grades from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Some school districts, including Boulder Valley and La Veta, already conduct universal dyslexia screenings in certain grades.

Students and faculty shared similar stories about the professor’s problematic behavior during a campus visit by state reviewers last fall. 

CSU’s teacher prep program is one of only a handful to win Colorado approval on the first try in the last four years.

Joyce Rankin has been a forceful advocate for improved reading instruction. She plans to step down as Democrats expand their majority on the State Board.

Gone by the wayside are reading programs that encourage children to figure out what a jumble of letters says by looking at the picture or using other clues to guess the word.

In each grade, district officials stripped out two units and added 10 books. 

The state granted extensions to a dozen school districts where most but not all K-3 teachers completed the training.

Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.

Four schools are participating in Colorado’s dyslexia screening pilot program this year, up from three last year.

The University of Colorado Denver is the fourth traditional teacher prep program ordered by the state to fix weak reading courses.

Un programa nuevo en el Distrito Jeffco es uno de los pocos en una escuela pública enfocado en estudiantes de intermedia y secundaria que sufren de dislexia.

A new online database shows what reading curriculum Colorado schools use in kindergarten through third grade.

Some district leaders say the state’s rules for proving teachers completed the training is burdensome and extends beyond what a 2019 law requires.

A bill that would require elementary principals to understand the science of reading is part of a larger push to improve reading proficiency for Colorado students.

Most Colorado districts flagged by the state for using unacceptable reading curriculum have pledged to adopt state-approved programs.

The Colorado state board of education granted full approval Wednesday to Regis’ elementary education and special education programs after the university revamped coursework on reading instruction.