U.S. Department of Education http://kunc.org en Colorado Mountain College Singled Out For Low Tuition http://kunc.org/post/colorado-mountain-college-singled-out-low-tuition <p>As college tuition rates rise across the nation, one school in Colorado is managing to keep tuition low. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:58:06 +0000 Bente Birkeland 47406 at http://kunc.org Colorado Mountain College Singled Out For Low Tuition Education Reform Movement Learns Lesson From Old Standards http://kunc.org/post/education-reform-movement-learns-lesson-old-standards Common Core — the new set of national education standards in math and English language arts — will take effect in most states next year. This move toward a single set of standards has been embraced by a bipartisan crowd of politicians and educators largely because of what the Common Core standards are replacing: a mess.<p>In years past, the education landscape was a discord of state standards. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 08:51:00 +0000 46673 at http://kunc.org Education Reform Movement Learns Lesson From Old Standards $5 Million Awarded To Colorado's Low Performing Schools http://kunc.org/post/5-million-awarded-colorados-low-performing-schools <p class="smallindent">Colorado has been awarded $5.2 million to help raise student achievement at some of the state’s lowest performing schools. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:31:16 +0000 Emily Boyer 41702 at http://kunc.org $5 Million Awarded To Colorado's Low Performing Schools Newtown, Conn. Students Are Granted A Waiver On Exams http://kunc.org/post/newtown-conn-students-are-granted-waiver-exams The student victims of the Connecticut school shooting rampage that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in December have been granted an unprecedented one-time waiver on taking standardized tests.<p><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jfUXFypSJX5ugrwrxD8ISRUkKv3Q?docId=db1ef5cc0bb74e53a8df8d1deb9e62b1">The AP reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The state Board of Education and state lawmakers voted Wednesday to approve measures allowing Newtown children in grades 3 through 8 to skip the Connecticut Mastery Tests that are being administered statewide this month."<p></ Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:06:00 +0000 41200 at http://kunc.org Colorado Schools Win Green Ribbon Awards http://kunc.org/post/colorado-schools-win-green-ribbon-awards <p>Three Colorado schools have been recognized for their environmental stewardship as part of the first <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-administration-names-78-schools-29-states-and-dc-first-ever-us-department-">U-S Department of Education&rsquo;s list of Green Ribbon Schools</a>. In the Poudre School District, <a href="http://eweb.psdschools.org/schools/welljh/">Wellington Middle School</a> was among 78 schools awarded in 29 states nationally.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:16:00 +0000 Emily Boyer 26101 at http://kunc.org Colorado Schools Win Green Ribbon Awards