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May 5, 2010
House passes CSAP cutback bill 47-16
The House voted 47-16 Thursday to pass House Bill 10-1430, the bill that would eliminate CSAP testing in high school starting next year and also abolish the statewide writing tests.
May 3, 2010
CSAP bill gets out of House Ed
Rep. Judy Solano's 2010 effort to cut back on CSAP tests was passed 8-4 by the House Education Committee Monday. Plus roundup
May 1, 2010
Q & A with Diane Ravitch
The author talks about abandoning reforms she once favored - testing, charters - and debates Sen. Mike Johnston on SB 10-191
April 23, 2010
Teacher bill passes Senate Ed 7-1
Senate Bill 10-191, the controversial educator evaluation and tenure bill, was passed 7-1 Friday afternoon by the Senate Education Committee.
April 22, 2010
Teacher bill – next comes the vote
Four reform-minded superintendents and former Denver Mayor Federico Peña headlined the witnesses supporting Senate Bill 10-191 in testimony before the Senate Education Committee Thursday afternoon.
April 21, 2010
Hearing teases out teacher bill fears
Just what does the Colorado Education Association want in a teacher evaluation system? Members of the Senate Education Committee kept raising that question in different forms Wednesday.
April 15, 2010
CAP4K timeline may get stretched
The House gave final 62-0 approval Friday to House Bill 10-1013, a measure that proposes to extend the implementation timeline for the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids.
April 14, 2010
State board endorses teacher evaluation bill
The State Board of Education Wednesday unanimously endorsed Senate Bill 10-191, the bipartisan proposal to reform teacher and principal evaluation and teacher tenure.
April 12, 2010
Evaluation and tenure bill finally unveiled
The effort to change Colorado educator evaluation and the teacher tenure system was launched formally Monday with introduction of Senate Bill 10-191.
April 11, 2010
Big education issues yet to be resolved
If you have the nagging sense the 2010 legislature hasn’t focused much on big education issues, you’re right. That's expected to change soon.
March 4, 2010
Colorado in sweet 16 for Race to the Top
Colorado has landed a spot among 16 finalists in the federal Race to the Top competition. Story, video, audio & links
February 25, 2010
Arts education requirement advances
It was kind of a topsy-turvy day in the House and Senate education committees.
January 19, 2010
Colorado’s R2T bid seeks $377 million
State officials Tuesday filed their application for $377 million in federal Race to the Top funds, insisting that the plan sets the path for further education reform even if Colorado doesn't win a grant.
January 14, 2010
Ritter touts education achievements
Speaking to lawmakers Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter highlighted his administration’s education work, saying, “We’ve been racing to the top for years.”
December 11, 2009
Can Colorado afford education reform?
How to pay for school innovations, put off for another day when a key reform plan passed in 2008, was back on the table Friday at a legislative hearing.
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