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Colorado State Board of Education
Making diplomas mean something
September 9, 2015
State board finally gives approval to grad guidelines
The State Board of Education Wednesday voted 6-1 to approve a revised menu of choices school districts will use to set their requirements for high school graduation.
August 12, 2015
Retooled State Board starts off in businesslike fashion
Back from its July break, the State Board of Education elected a new chair, welcomed a new member, paid tribute to an old one and held its smoothest meeting in months.
Into the fray
August 11, 2015
Rankin joining State Board “without preconceptions”
New State Board of Education member Joyce Rankin said she'll have an "open mind" when asked how she’ll approach serving on a body that’s had its share of bumps over the last several months.
August 10, 2015
State inches closer to federal approval of new testing system
Colorado’s plan to ease testing burdens for 10th graders may well get federal approval, but the state has to jump through some hoops before the change is a done deal.
SBE back to full strength
August 8, 2015
Republican Joyce Rankin named to State Board of Education
Joyce Rankin, a former teacher and principal from Carbondale, Saturday was selected to fill the vacant 3rd District seat on the State Board of Education.
A full slate
July 2, 2015
Nine Republicans vying for State Board vacancy
Nine candidates have applied for the 3rd District vacancy on the State Board of Education created when board chair Marcia Neal announced her resignation.
State Board changes
June 25, 2015
Republican candidates lining up for State Board vacancy
At least half a dozen people are interested in the State Board of Education seat being vacated by Republican Marcia Neal of Grand Junction.
talk of the town
June 11, 2015
State board members, education officials see an uncertain future after Neal’s resignation
Education leaders and state board members react to the departure of Marcia Neal, the chair of the Colorado State Board of Education.
More State Board disruption
June 11, 2015
State board chair Marcia Neal resigns, citing “dysfunction”
Marcia Neal, chair of the State Board of Education, announced her resignation Thursday morning, saying board dysfunction was one reason for her decision.
April 26, 2015
Hammond: “The system does need to change”
Colorado’s education system is facing pressures that will unavoidably lead to change, but “It needs to be thoughtful change,” says education Commissioner Robert Hammond.
Out the door
April 24, 2015
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond stepping down July 1
Colorado education commissioner Robert Hammond will retire July 1, he told the State Board of Education Friday.
Not much accomplished
April 8, 2015
A big day of delays for State Board of Education
The State Board of Education had four big issues on its agenda Wednesday, and it delayed further discussion and decisions on all of them until May.
March 12, 2015
Questions linger after hearing on testing data
State Board of Education members say parents need clearer, understandable information about student data collected during testing to dispel public fears about privacy and security.
March 11, 2015
State Board blows up science, social studies test scores
On a split vote, the State Board of Education voted to reject proposed benchmarks on the 12th grade tests given last fall. The board is revisiting the matter.
March 11, 2015
State Board delays vote on testing waivers
The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted 4-3 to again delay consideration of requests from more than two-dozen school districts to be exempted from part of state testing.
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