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Senate Bill 191
April 25, 2019
Colorado’s teacher evaluation system won’t get a makeover this year
An effort to change Colorado’s teacher evaluation system landed in limbo Thursday as a Senate committee postponed action on the bill beyond the…
Senate Bill 191 Revisited
March 6, 2019
No longer every teacher, every year: Union-backed bill would change Colorado teacher evaluation law
Most Colorado educators would no longer receive a full, formal review every year, and student academic growth would carry less weight in those…
looking to 2020
January 31, 2019
Mike Johnston, Colorado education reform champion, announces run for U.S. Senate
Johnston was a key architect of Colorado's teacher effectiveness law, the READ Act literacy law, and other reforms.
Updated March 12, 2018
Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Denver teachers in a dispute over the district putting them on unpaid leave.
February 28, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg wants to do away with Colorado’s educator effectiveness law
Businessman Noel Ginsburg's education platform calls for high-quality apprenticeships, more money for schools, and the repeal of key education reform legislation.
August 9, 2017
Colorado testing an updated teacher evaluation system that will take less time but set a higher bar
The changes come seven years after Colorado updated its teacher evaluation system, which included the controversial move of linking ratings to student performance
July 11, 2017
Fewer teachers losing tenure in Denver, other large Colorado districts
Twenty-one Denver teachers received their second consecutive less-than-effective rating in 2016-17.
July 11, 2017
Jeffco Public Schools diverging from state law on timeline for evaluating teachers
Although Jeffco is not following the timeline of the law, district leaders said it’s following the intent.
unpaid leave debate
December 7, 2016
Colorado Supreme Court weighs challenge to law governing job protections for teachers
Lawyers for Denver Public Schools argued that putting experienced, effective teachers on unpaid leave is not the same as firing them.
ratings and consequences
Updated July 15, 2016
Denver Public Schools set to strip nearly 50 teachers of tenure protections after poor evaluations
This is the first year non-probationary teachers can lose that status under Senate Bill 191.
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