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April 27, 2018
Colorado teachers: We like our schools, but we’ve got some issues
The good: Teachers like their schools and think they're good for kids. Not so good: Not enough hours in the day.
Rocky Mountain Turnaround
March 30, 2018
How a Colorado school district turned things around at 10,000 feet above sea level
While many of the improvement strategies used by this Colorado rural school district are familiar, they’ve been retrofitted to meet the district's needs.
November 28, 2017
Katy Anthes’s inner circle: Meet the eight people helping Colorado’s education commissioner in her first year on the job
Anthes has brought stability to a department that was experiencing major turnover.
September 26, 2017
Here are the 25 people helping Gov. John Hickenlooper rethink the state’s public school system
Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and state Rep. Bob Rankin will serve as co-chairs for the governor's repurposed Education Leadership Council.
August 25, 2017
Colorado tells feds it needs more time to rethink opt-out policy
Colorado’s response follows a trip by one state official to Washington, D.C., to discuss the issue in person.
August 23, 2017
Colorado education officials hope these three ideas will reverse the state teacher shortage
The state departments of education and higher education must complete a strategic plan to curb the teacher shortage by December.
Movers & shakers
August 16, 2017
Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes joins education advocacy group Chiefs for Change
The group has two-dozen members, including Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg.
collaboration not confrontation
July 13, 2017
Colorado shied from taking aggressive action to fix its lowest performing schools. Will it be enough?
At the urging of state Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, the board opted for a lighter approach at a dozen schools that failed to make the grade since 2010.
on the record
December 21, 2016
Colorado’s new education commissioner on the urban-rural divide, turnaround schools and the teacher shortage
In her first interview with Chalkbeat, Anthes also discussed the Every Student Succeeds Act and the state's waiver law.
December 14, 2016
Katy Anthes, who helped stabilize education department, appointed Colorado’s education commissioner
Anthes first joined the department to oversee the rollout of the state's teacher evaluation system.
November 21, 2016
Democrats have won control of the State Board of Education. So now what?
The Democrats differ on issues such as the viability of Colorado’s existing academic standards and the role of charter schools in public education.
hold on wait a minute
August 5, 2016
Colorado to U.S. Department of Education: Your proposed rules will stifle us
In a strongly worded letter, interim Education Commissioner Katy Anthes told the federal government they should restart the regulation process from scratch.
Hold your horses
August 4, 2016
Colorado schools chief to lawmakers: Don’t expect total overhaul of state laws just yet
Colorado could still rethink education policies around standards, testing and accountability at a later date, says State Board of Education chairman.
throwing a line
July 22, 2016
Colorado Education Department to Pueblo school district: Let us help
A letter Anthes wrote to the school board resembles one then-Commissioner Rich Crandall sent the Adams 14 school board after its superintendent left this spring.
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