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February 4, 2016
We asked six students what lawmakers could do to improve their schools. Here’s what they said.
Answers ranged from later start times to more college prep classes.
February 1, 2016
Indiana House moves to require the state to explain how schools receive federal aid
Several education bills passed today, moving to the opposite house for further debate next week.
January 12, 2016
Near unanimous support has bills to shield teachers, schools from ISTEP sanctions flying
Legislative leaders said this week they hope to have both bills to Pence to be signed into law by the end of the month.
January 7, 2016
Lawmakers say ISTEP rescore necessary to ensure accuracy in 2016
The dramatic drop in standardized test scores that hit nearly every school in Indiana has re-energized some state legislators to go after the exam.
January 6, 2016
Republican senator's call for a 2-year delay of ISTEP sanctions goes nowhere
A bipartisan plan for a one-year reprieve from ISTEP consequences sailed through two legislative committees today.
January 4, 2016
Pence signs on to Ritz's approach to 'pause' A-F grades, ISTEP sanctions
Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill is expected to be considered by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
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December 15, 2015
Colorado’s pick for education commissioner on Common Core, teacher evaluations and turnaround
The State Board of Education's pick for education commissioner is a business owner and former lawmaker who lacks experience as an educator.
Updated December 14, 2015
Former Arizona lawmaker, Wyoming schools chief is pick for Colorado education commissioner
A Republican former state lawmaker from Arizona who briefly served as the chief of schools in Wyoming is in line to become Colorado’s next education…
The Colorado Way
November 20, 2015
Colorado schools spared tough sanctions from high testing opt-out rates under new federal waiver
The OK from Washington comes a little more than a week after the State Board of Education begrudgingly signed off on the state's application.
Hick makes his pitch
November 12, 2015
Hickenlooper: Schools must share burden of state budget balancing
Gov. John Hickenlooper told legislators that K-12 spending needs to share the pain of a tight state budget situation along with other big-ticket programs.
November 11, 2015
State board signs off on Colorado bid for flexibility from federal law
The State Board of Education Wednesday grudgingly voted 5-2 to approve submission of Colorado’s request for flexibility in meeting federal education laws.
changing of the guard
Updated November 10, 2015
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia resigning two state posts
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, the Hickenlooper’s most prominent voice on education issues, is resigning both his elected post and as head of the Department of Higher Education.
November 2, 2015
Tuition increase “holiday” could be over for Colorado students
College tuition costs could start rising more steeply under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s new budget plan, which would cut direct state support of colleges and universities.
More tight belts
November 2, 2015
School funding shortfall would grow under new Hickenlooper budget plan
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2016-17 state budget proposal contains a mix of good and bad news for K-12 education, given the financial squeeze facing the state.
October 26, 2015
Lawmakers propose fixes for testing and teaching
Lawmakers think they came up with solutions for a few of the biggest education issues from the past year: testing, teacher hiring and keeping teachers in the classroom.
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