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Colorado State Board of Education
Mapping a Turnaround
November 15, 2018
This is what the State Board of Education hopes to order Adams 14 to do
The state board asked the Attorney General’s office for advice and help in drafting a final order detailing how the district is to cede authority, and in what areas.
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 9, 2018
Facing potential loss of control, Adams 14 wants to show the state how the district might improve
The state board already approved an improvement plan for Adams 14 last year, but it hasn’t shown enough results.
November 9, 2018
Will Adams 14 lose autonomy to outside overseer? Here are the state’s options.
Colorado's State Board of Education will decide the fate of the Adams 14 school district, and its high school, Adams City, and two Pueblo schools next week.
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.
August 23, 2018
A Colorado advocate for arming teachers thinks a new federal proposal is misplaced
Should the federal government make money available for schools to arm teachers, it would be up to each district in Colorado to decide whether to take advantage.
June 14, 2018
Colorado adopts new science standards that focus on inquiry, not memorization
The Next Generation Science Standards represent the most significant change in this set of revisions to Colorado's academic standards.
June 13, 2018
Some Colorado officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen
Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution.
Price of entry
March 16, 2018
Becoming a Colorado teacher could soon require fewer transcripts, more training on English learners
The package of changes also includes a slimmed-down teacher evaluation rubric, the first major revision to the rules under Colorado’s 2010 teacher effectiveness law.
February 17, 2018
Debora Scheffel chosen by acclamation to fill State Board of Ed vacancy
Debora Scheffel previously represented the 6th Congressional District on the board but lost that seat in 2016 to Democrat Rebecca McClellan.
back to the future
February 12, 2018
Debora Scheffel wants to fill State Board of Education vacancy ‘as a matter of service’
A former State Board of Education member whose defeat in 2016 handed control of the board to Democrats could be on her way back.
Carrots and sticks
February 8, 2018
No pizza parties, no raffle tickets: Bill would bar Colorado schools from offering rewards to test-takers
State lawmakers characterized the problem of schools dangling rewards for taking assessments as “more than one, but not widespread.”
December 13, 2017
More than 140 Colorado public schools identified for low performance in 2017 state quality ratings
There are more than 1,700 schools in Colorado, so the vast majority of the state’s students attend schools that received one of the state’s two highest ratings.
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