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Colorado Department of Education
March 11, 2015
CDE stands by claim that Sheridan owes nearly $1 million
Sheridan's superintendent, in a statement, said the lawsuit is about more than the money.
March 10, 2015
Sheridan sues education department in enrollment dispute
The Sheridan school district on Tuesday filed suit against the state Department of Education, asking Denver District Court to bar the state from enforcing a claim that Sheridan owes the state money because it received funding for ineligible students.
The cost of reform
March 10, 2015
Budget panel gives ed department half a loaf amid staffing controversy
The Colorado legislative Joint Budget Committee Tuesday agreed to fund five of the seven staff positions the Department of Education had requested to help districts with teacher evaluation and rollout of new standards.
February 18, 2015
UPDATED: State Board delays action on testing waivers
The State Board of Education voted 5-1 Wednesday to delay action on testing waiver requests and also voted to end penalties for districts whose test participation rates fall below required levels.
Two full days
February 17, 2015
State Board agenda packed with hot-button issues
It seems like every contentious education issue of the day has a spot on the State Board of Education’s agenda for the two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.
February 12, 2015
Dougco joins the testing waiver parade
The Douglas County Schools have filed a “just in case” request for a waiver from statewide testing with the Department of Education.
February 10, 2015
Attorney general says “no” to testing waivers
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has formally ruled that the State Board of Education does not have the legal authority to grant waivers from state tests.
Getting the diploma
January 22, 2015
State high school graduation rate rises to 77.3 percent
The percentage of Colorado high school students who graduated on-time rose to 77.3 percent in 2014, a nearly 5 percent increase since 2010, the Colorado Department of Education reported Thursday.
December 10, 2014
CDE: Participation rate only 83 percent for 12th grade tests
That participation rate is significantly below the 95 percent rate required by the federal government and the 99 percent or so that has been the norm for state standardized tests.
Politics & Policy
December 2, 2014
Colorado ed department recognizes districts, schools for performance
The Colorado Department of Education recognized dozens of school districts at its annual awards ceremony today in Denver. Commissioner Robert Hammond honored schools and districts…
November 12, 2014
Fewer Colo. school districts on watch list, but looming accountability tests remains for some
The number of Colorado school districts on a state accountability watch list dropped this year, but nine school systems still face looming sanctions if they don't improve soon.
Rated "G" for Green
September 16, 2014
At Denver Green School project-based learning leads to better test scores, sustainability
Teachers and students who have embraced the school's project-based model of "education for sustainability," are seeing better results on the state's standardized tests, which are tied to both school accountability and teacher effectiveness policies, school leaders said.
August 14, 2014
CDE sees glimmers of hope in new testing system
Nobody at 201 E. Colfax Ave. was happy about 2014’s TCAP performance and growth stats, but Department of Education leaders do have some optimism about future results from the state’s new testing system – if schools fully implement new academic content standards and integrate them into classrooms.
A new twist in turnaround
July 10, 2014
8 struggling schools opt in to Colorado’s new turnaround network
The state's first attempt to turnaround individual schools with chronic low performance launched quietly last month with a meeting among state, district and school officials. The group will meet quarterly to track progress.
July 10, 2014
Littleton schools get federal grant for shooting recovery
The Littleton school district has received a $121,200 federal grant to help pay for counseling and school security measures in the wake of last December’s…
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