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September 27, 2019
As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes
A new study show literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers — timely findings given the surge of preschool investment in Colorado.
September 4, 2019
With no competition, Westminster cancels its school board election
Competitive school board races are shaping up around the Denver metro area, but in some districts, voters won’t be weighing in — because there is nothing to decide.
August 15, 2019
SAT scores are slightly down in Colorado. Find your school’s 2019 results
More than half of Colorado’s high schools recorded lower SAT scores last spring when compared with the past year, according to data released Thursday.
February 5, 2019
Westminster teachers will get higher starting salaries and a path to reach $100,000
First-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree will be offered $50,497 — which could be the highest starting salary in Colorado.
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.
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
Updated November 7, 2018
In a nail-biter, Westminster school district voters narrowly support education tax measure
The district’s $9.9 million request would pay to raise teacher salaries, make safety improvements, and expand career and vocational programs.
October 25, 2018
What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
October 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
Highs and lows
August 27, 2018
Some Colorado schools brace for state intervention, while others cheer their progress
The next few years will serve as an ongoing test of how well this system of carrots and sticks works to help long-struggling districts.
out of the woods
August 27, 2018
With test scores nudging up, Westminster escapes state’s watchlist
Preliminary state ratings showed Westminster has made enough improvement to come off the clock.
August 24, 2018
Higher teacher pay and more school safety are up for a vote with November tax requests
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
August 16, 2018
Test results can spell relief or gloom for state’s lowest performing schools and districts
Adams 14, Westminster and Aguilar school districts, along with some schools, must see test improvements soon.
July 19, 2018
There are lots of ways schools teach English learners. Here’s how it works.
Many school districts have been, or are under, federal orders to improve education for English learners.
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…
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