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Colorado Public Schools

'A First Class Education In 2012 Will Require More Resources'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

Elaine Gantz Berman (D-Denver), Colorado State Board of Education member, recently spoke to The Huffington Post about the challenges facing students a...

School Trans Fat Ban Passes In Colo. Senate

Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

The leanest state in the nation is taking big strides to retain that unique distinction -- the Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban trans fats...

Nation's Leanest State Considers Trans-Fat Ban In Schools

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver

By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER -- The nation's leanest state is taking aim at junk food in school cafeterias as it considers the nation'...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

Is Colo. Tax Defeat A Signal Of Voters' Sour Mood?

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 01.03.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- An off-year tax vote in Colorado this week likely sent a powerful message to policymakers nationwide who are wondering if voters will consid...

Colorado Takes To Computer Testing To Prevent Cheating

The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Systems in Colorado designed to maintain the integrity of standardized academic tests don't use as many checks for cheating as some in other states. ...

Assault Charge For Throwing A Bean Bag Chair In School? One State Is Reconsidering

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Young students in Colorado schools can face ticketing or charges for scrawling doodles on a desk, accidentally hitting a teacher with a bean...

Colorado Schools Report Massive Spike In Drug Violations in 2009-10

EdNewsColorado | Rebecca Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Drug violations shot up dramatically in Colorado schools during the 2009-10 school year, reversing a decade of steady declines, newly released statist...

The Kids Behind Race to the Top

Zachary Rowe | Posted 06.27.2011 | Denver
Zachary Rowe

Congratulations Colorado! It was announced today that we are finalists for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top competitive education grant. It's important to remind ourselves why this is so important.

Colorado Supreme Court Decision Determines Courts Can Decide On School Funding

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an opinion that could have profound implications for the state budget, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled today that a group of plaintiffs has the ri...

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...