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Colorado Education

Mike Johnston Introduces Teacher Evaluation And Tenure Bill To Mixed Reviews

Education News Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The effort to change Colorado educator evaluation and the teacher tenure system was launched formally Monday with introduction of Senate Bill 10-191, ...

Colorado Public Schools Scramble To Comply With Open Records Related To Funding Lawsuit

The Coloradoan | Marcy Miranda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

More than 150 Colorado school districts are scrambling to fill a massive documents request from the state attorney general in connection with a lawsui...

Colorado Race To The Top: Officials Ponder Whether It's Even Worth Applying

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The decision of whether Colorado should apply for up to $175 million in federal education grants in the second round of the Race to the Top competitio...

Finishing Out of the Money

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Hopes that Colorado would win in the first round of the Federal Race to the Top competition, or at least finish close enough to carry momentum into the second round, were dashed Monday.

Colorado Loses Out On Federal 'Race To The Top' Funding

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ATLANTA — Federal officials on Monday awarded Tennessee and Delaware $600 million in grants to improve failing schools, sending a message to oth...

Prematurely Tying Performance to Teacher Retention Hurts Kids

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

The goal is to improve our children's education. I embrace both that goal and the many paths that lead to it. I won't substitute a slogan for a solution and have voted no on SB 191.

Gut-Check Time

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

By tomorrow, we will know whether Colorado lawmakers, particularly Democrats, mustered the will and courage to pass one of the most significant pieces of education legislation in years.

When Worlds Collide

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Denver's more affluent public school parents may soon feel they're being asked to ante up their children's education to the greater good.

Colorado Education Cuts will Exceed Initial Expectations,

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Projected cuts in state aid to K-12 education next school year keep rising, and school administrators fear they will get even bigger. Todd Herreid,...

Health Care's Loss, Education's Gain?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Will the political savants within the Obama administration see health care's likely demise as an opportunity to dig in and hold their ground on pushing for education reform "we can believe in"?

The State Budget Crunch and Colorado's Future

Rollie Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rollie Heath

"What kind of state do we want?" Finding answers that most Coloradans will agree with is quite a challenge. We must consider the costs of inaction along with the costs of action.

Colorado 'Race To The Top' Legislation Promises Merit Pay, More TFA Staff, Better Records

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado vowed Tuesday to expand merit pay for teachers, change how educators are evaluated, and hire more Teach for America national s...

'Race To The Top' Legislation Passes Senate; 7 Republicans Vote Against Bill As Statement Against Program

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Senate has approved a bill designed to give Colorado an edge in competing for millions of dollars in federal education fund...

Metro Denver EDC report warns of Colorado economy's 'soft underbelly'

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While Colorado's economy remains strong on the surface, many sobering numbers show growing cracks that could hinder the state in the future, according...