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Colorado Department of Education
October 11, 2016
Tech-focused Colorado Springs teacher out to ‘change the world’ named state’s Teacher of the Year
A career and technical education teacher in Colorado Springs was named 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
just in time
October 3, 2016
Off the list: Two Colorado school districts improve enough to spare themselves from state sanctions
Schools and districts that spend five straight years on the watch list face state sanctions.
September 26, 2016
Why teachers of color are missing from this year’s Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists
This year's Teacher of the Year finalists didn't include teachers of color. Educators cite a time-consuming application and a lack of information, among other reasons.
September 23, 2016
Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny
Inspired in part by the State Board of Education’s zeal for student privacy, the state education department redacted hundreds of additional data points this year.
apple of my eye
September 16, 2016
Meet Colorado’s six finalists for Teacher of the Year
The Colorado Department of Education announced the six finalists for the state's 2017 Teacher of the Year honor on Friday.
Updated August 29, 2016
School discipline data mistakes have ripple effects for advocates battling the school-to-prison pipeline
Erroneous discipline data from some Colorado districts has made it hard for advocates to track suspension trends and complicated efforts to press for change.
August 12, 2016
Colorado’s suspension rate called into question after districts say data is wrong
Chalkbeat has retracted its original article.
The results are in
August 11, 2016
Colorado elementary school students show modest gains on PARCC math tests
Most students are still not meeting expectations on the state's English and math tests.
August 11, 2016
Absent PARCC data, schools turn to local data to make instructional changes
State officials blame the delay on paper-and-pencil testing.
All the committees
August 9, 2016
Why are there two committees in Colorado working on the nation’s new education law?
At both meetings, members worried that their respective work could end in a political showdown.
hold on wait a minute
August 5, 2016
Colorado to U.S. Department of Education: Your proposed rules will stifle us
In a strongly worded letter, interim Education Commissioner Katy Anthes told the federal government they should restart the regulation process from scratch.
Hold your horses
August 4, 2016
Colorado schools chief to lawmakers: Don’t expect total overhaul of state laws just yet
Colorado could still rethink education policies around standards, testing and accountability at a later date, says State Board of Education chairman.
throwing a line
July 22, 2016
Colorado Education Department to Pueblo school district: Let us help
A letter Anthes wrote to the school board resembles one then-Commissioner Rich Crandall sent the Adams 14 school board after its superintendent left this spring.
The chosen ones
Updated August 9, 2016
Meet the 20 people who will help reshape Colorado’s education policies
Among the topics the committee and its various sub-committees must address: standards, testing and teacher quality.
weakness in numbers
July 12, 2016
Colorado isn’t producing nearly enough teachers, new report finds
With traditional teacher programs in decline and retirements on the rise, Colorado needs to do something.
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