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CO HB 12-1049: Bringing Common Sense to Education in Colorado

Nancy Cronk | Posted 04.07.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Colorado State Representative Judy Solano recently introduced CO HB 12-1049, giving parents the authority to decide if their child should take the TCA...

Practice, Practice, Practice

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

The frenetic pace of new mandates and initiatives have made it almost impossible for educators to settle in and get good at implementing any particular series of changes.

Hickenlooper Slams CSAP's, Says State Can't Commit More Money To Education

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"We're not going to throw money at the problem," the Denver mayor said during a news conference at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton with runnin...

Denver Public Schools' CSAP Scores Show Improvement; Proficiency Rates Need Work

Education News Colorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver Public Schools today will celebrate state test scores showing its overall growth in reading, writing and math is more than double that of the s...

You Want Things to Get Better? Advocate.

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

DPS is outpacing most districts across the state in CSAP gains but it did not meet its own 3.5 percent annual growth goals this year. Fewer than half of its students are achieving at grade level in writing and math.

Colorado CSAP Scores Decline For Third Grade Reading Scores

Education News Colorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The percentage of Colorado third-graders reading at grade level on state exams declined this spring while the numbers of those reading at the lowest l...

Earn-to-Learn: Innovative Incentives for Learning

Chris Romer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Chris Romer

It is apparent that if paying students to read books outside of school on the order of only $14 per year produces results comparable to those to be expected had the students remained in school for the entire summer, it is an approach worthy of examining and implementing in some capacity here in Colorado.

Colorado Education Standards Dramatically Lower Than Federal Benchmarks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado is one of several states that report a large percentage of students who meet state standardized testing requirements, but fall far short of f...

Denver Teachers Union Chief Takes Lays Out Issues With DPS Plan

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 2009 Denver Plan developed by Denver Public Schools pins a lot of blame for the district's shortcomings on teachers -- the very teachers who agree...

135,000 Colorado Public School Students Unlikely To Reach Profieciency: CSAP Results

The Denver Post | Burt Hubbard and Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Between 74,000 and 135,000 public school students in Colorado are not on pace to become proficient in reading, writing and math over the next three ye...