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Class of 2018
January 16, 2019
Some Colorado schools see big gains in grad rates. Find yours in our searchable database.
Colorado's four-year graduation rate once again inched higher, and gaps between the graduation rate of white students and students of color again decreased.
working toward proficiency
October 18, 2018
Maine went all in on ‘proficiency-based learning’ — then rolled it back. What does that mean for the rest of the country?
The latest developments suggest that Maine may become a cautionary tale rather than the successful proof point advocates had hoped for.
April 17, 2018
Westminster’s model part of dispute with federal investigators in education of students learning English
Westminster schools may have failed to identify scores of students needing help learning English, and also neglected to effectively teach many of those students, according…
March 2, 2018
A parent engagement program in Westminster is helping families understand the district’s model
The program, started last year, is running out of current grant funding this summer.
May 4, 2017
State Board of Education presses for more clarity on Westminster’s improvement plan
The Colorado Board of Education on Thursday directed Westminster to further clarify how two companies will work with the district.
reasons vs. excuses
April 24, 2017
Westminster schools loses on appeal seeking higher performance rating
The state Board of Education on Monday denied an appeal by Westminster Public Schools seeking a higher performance rating.
time vs. mastery
February 28, 2017
‘The only thing we held sacred was time’: Why Indianapolis is exploring ways for kids to learn at their own pace
Indiana lawmakers are looking to schools like Hawthorne as they propose a competency-based learning pilot program in House Bill 1386.
A unique approach
December 5, 2016
Is Westminster Public Schools’ investment in competency-based learning paying off?
Westminster Public Schools started implementing competency based learning seven years ago, but the work isn't done yet.
October 14, 2016
Can Westminster’s different approach to learning get a fair shot under Colorado’s accountability system?
Westminster Public Schools' competency based model is working, but Colorado's accountability system is not good at showing it, district leaders say.
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