Education News Colorado

Education News Colorado, is a news service devoted to continuing, in-depth coverage of education policymaking in the legislature and state government and to comprehensive coverage and serious analysis of such issues as school choice, accountability and education reform.

Education News Colorado is funded by grants from The Daniels Fund, The Piton Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, the Donnell-Kay Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Carson Foundation. Paid sponsors include the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

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9:40am

Mon January 9, 2012
Education

EdNews: Education Issues Stack Up For 2012

EdNews Colorado

The 2012 legislative session has some big clouds of uncertainty hanging over it, but those haven’t prevented lawmakers from drawing up a long list of education bills to pitch to their colleagues.

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3:24pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Education

EdNews: Colorado Readies Next R2T Bid

Hoping the third time’s a charm, Colorado officials are getting ready to submit their latest application for federal Race to the Top funds, which state officials want to spend on development of the new educator evaluation system.

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9:15am

Tue November 15, 2011
Education

EdNews: State Makes Its Waiver Bid

EdNews Colorado

The Colorado Department of Education on Monday filed its formal application for waiver from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, asking for exemption from NCLB’s requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress and for greater flexibility in spending of some federal funds.

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8:04am

Thu November 10, 2011
Education

EdNews: Teacher Evaluation Rules Approved

Senate Bill 10-191 sponsors (from left) Carole Murray, Christine Scanlan, Mike Johnston and Nancy Spence
EdNews Colorado

The State Board of Education Wednesday approved regulations that will govern evaluation of principals and teachers. These regulations are under the landmark 2010 law requiring annual reviews and that at least 50 percent of evaluations be based on student academic growth. 

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8:06am

Wed November 9, 2011
Education

Shaffer Plans Online Ed Bills In 2012

KUNC

Colorado’s top senator says he’ll introduce legislation to “rein in” online schools after his request for an online education audit was rejected Tuesday on a party-line vote by the Legislative Audit Committee. "I am very disappointed Republicans chose to make this into a partisan issue, instead of simply doing the right thing," said Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont.

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