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Pueblo City Schools
November 15, 2018
State asks Pueblo to turn over more management of two struggling schools to outside group
Pueblo district officials a day earlier presented a proposal for external management, and were receptive to concerns from the state board.
November 14, 2018
A state board decision on two long-struggling Pueblo schools could affect the entire district
Heroes Middle School and Risley International Academy of Innovation have spent the last eight years on a watch list for low-performing schools.
May 2, 2018
Pueblo teachers are cleared to strike after state regulators decline to intervene
Teachers in Pueblo could be on strike as soon as Monday.
Steel City Strike
April 23, 2018
Why these Colorado educators are prepared to strike: ‘Teachers are walking into classrooms that are not funded’
The extraordinary vote to strike in Pueblo took place as teachers across the country have left their classrooms over demands for better salaries and more funding.
No time to play
January 12, 2018
Will recess cuts boost learning? One struggling Colorado district wants to find out.
A suburban Denver school district on a state-mandated improvement plan has cut recess time for elementary students in a bid to devote more time to instruction.
Steel City Turnaround
June 15, 2017
Pueblo schools must give more authority to management group, state board says
Thursday’s final plan is not far off from what Pueblo officials had originally suggested to improve student learning.
Looking for options
April 24, 2017
State board raised questions over plan for Pueblo schools and management partners
The Colorado Board of Education asked state officials to bring them a different plan by mid-June so they can consider it against the district's plan for three schools.
Two for one
April 21, 2017
Schools in Pueblo, Greeley up next as state sorts out struggling schools
Like all the schools facing state intervention, the five before the state board Monday serve large populations of poor and Latino students.
March 30, 2017
Colorado schools soon will be judged by a new measure: How many students are chronically absent
Colorado's decision to make chronic absenteeism one of the factors it uses in gauging school success could push more districts to adopt or expand programs to address it.
Steel City Turnaround
October 6, 2016
Pueblo City Schools, with moments to spare, improves enough to avoid state intervention
But Pueblo City Schools still has three schools that are likely to face sanctions next year.
September 15, 2016
Pueblo’s plan: pour efforts into training and keeping teachers in struggling schools
The State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the district’s first innovation zone.
September 2, 2016
For Colorado schools on verge of state intervention, PARCC scores provide first clues of promise or peril
While it's still to early to tell, the latest round of data from the Colorado Department of Education offers schools the first clue about their fate.
who's the boss?
August 24, 2016
Pueblo City Schools’ interim leader failed to boost test scores at struggling middle school
Among Macaluso's new duties: convince the state that the southern Colorado school district should keep its accreditation after years of chronic low performance.
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.
Failure to launch
May 17, 2016
Freeing failing schools from bureaucracy hasn’t worked as hoped. So why is Colorado still doing it?
The state's 2008 innovation law was considered an education reform policy win.
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