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October 10, 2019
Colorado has more than 100 innovation schools. State officials want to know how they’re doing.
Part of the reason it matters for State Board members now is that “innovation status” is one option for ordering improvement at chronically low-performing schools.
on the clock
October 3, 2019
Lincoln High faces a state mandate to improve. The principal has a plan to uplift his alma mater.
“I want to make sure families in this community understand we have high expectations."
November 27, 2018
Colorado board allows Adams 14 to retain some local control as the state pushes for external management
Colorado stopped short of handing over all control of Adams 14 to an outside manager. The district will retain control of hiring and firing employees.
November 15, 2018
State asks Pueblo to turn over more management of two struggling schools to outside group
Pueblo district officials a day earlier presented a proposal for external management, and were receptive to concerns from the state board.
November 14, 2018
State Board of Education pushes Adams 14 to give up authority over its schools
In Wednesday's hearing, state board members said they want to direct Adams 14 to give up authority to an external manager.
November 14, 2018
A state board decision on two long-struggling Pueblo schools could affect the entire district
Heroes Middle School and Risley International Academy of Innovation have spent the last eight years on a watch list for low-performing schools.
October 26, 2018
State panel recommends Adams 14 turn over management to outside group
Adams 14 and Adams City High School face the State Board of Education on Nov. 14 for possible new orders.
September 17, 2018
Adams 14 pledges ‘transformational change’ as Colorado revisits school improvement plans
The Colorado State Board of Education plans to hold hearings in November for one school district and three schools that have not shown enough improvement.
Meaning of measures
September 12, 2018
Passing schools, struggling students: Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools
The ratings formula ties into a long-running debate among testing experts about the value of measuring growth versus proficiency.
on the clock
September 10, 2018
After another low rating, Denver’s Manual High could face state intervention
Manual’s situation is noteworthy because Denver Public Schools generally has taken aggressive action toward low-performing schools before the state can step in.
out of the woods
August 27, 2018
With test scores nudging up, Westminster escapes state’s watchlist
Preliminary state ratings showed Westminster has made enough improvement to come off the clock.
year in review
December 20, 2017
Colorado stepped in to save its lowest-performing schools in 2017. Whether it will work may not be answered in 2018.
The state board is expected to get a status update on how the schools are performing early next year.
August 29, 2017
Adams 14 district to keep closer eye on each school as part of state improvement plan
Adams 14 officials created a school monitoring tool that will have top district leaders visiting schools every week to keep track of how schools are doing.
On Close watch
August 17, 2017
State’s lowest performing schools and districts taking hard look at this year’s test data
School districts and schools that ran out of time on Colorado's accountability clock and are now on state improvement plans had mixed performance on state tests.
May 10, 2017
State Board finalizes path for Aurora Central, HOPE Online schools
The state board voted to finalize improvement plans for Aurora Central High School and HOPE Online charter schools, giving them until 2019 to earn higher state ratings.
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