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Pueblo City Schools
May 14, 2019
Colorado State Board members defend decision to ask for-profit firm to manage Pueblo school
State Board of Education members Angelika Schroeder and Steve Durham said they followed the law and acted in the best interests of children.
off to court
May 10, 2019
Teachers union challenges improvement plan for Pueblo school, calling it bid to ‘privatize’
The legal challenge focuses on the role of MGT Consulting, a for-profit firm also in line to manage operations at the Adams 14 district and two Aurora schools.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
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.
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