Education

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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1:39pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Education

Online K-12 School Audit Request Fails

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A request from Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer to audit the state’s online K-12 schools has failed to move forward. Members of the Legislative Audit Committee today voted 4 to 4 along party lines to kill the request.

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5:00am

Tue November 8, 2011
Education

Literacy Listening Tour Swings Through Fort Collins

Mile High United Way President and CEO Christine Benero and Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia.
Grace Hood

Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia brought his literacy listening tour to Northern Colorado and Fort Collins yesterday.

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5:00am

Fri October 28, 2011
Education

Colorado Ballot Measure to Raise Taxes for Schools

Teacher Laura Israelson works with students on an assignment at her school in Northglenn, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Governor Hickenlooper will release his proposed budget early next week and pretty much everyone is expecting more cuts to K through 12 schools.  The first glimpse of the budget will come on the same day that Colorado voters will decide whether to pass Proposition 103, the only statewide issue on the ballot Tuesday. 

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