A track and field day, a holiday potluck for community members, gym classes and sports team, school plays and more homework. That’s what parents put on their wish list for Oakland’s new elementary school at Monday night’s school design meeting. The meeting was the first in a series to design a replacement for SOAR at […]
Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, resigned her seat Wednesday to avoid a recall election. The move clears the way for a new senator to be selected by a Democratic vacancy committee, ensuring that the party will keep its one-vote Senate majority during the 2014 legislative session. Hudak’s departure also creates a vacancy at the helm of […]
Two and a half months after northern Colorado got hit by historic floods, eight impacted school districts are getting a total of $522,000 to offset some of the surprise costs they’ve incurred since mid-September. The districts — Boulder Valley, Weld 6, St. Vrain Valley, Thompson, Weldon Valley, Platte Valley, Weld 1 and Valley – will […]
There’s nothing unusual about a 4-3 vote for the Denver Public Schools board. The board’s current cohort, since 2011, has often found itself split along ideological lines: Too many tests, not enough tests; too much data, not enough data; charter school, neighborhood school. And in good fashion, there were plenty of 4-3 votes last night. […]
How and whether to tie teacher evaluations to teacher licenses, the decision facing an advisory group studying the issue, has been left to the panel’s final meeting next month. The 35-member LEAD Compact Working Group has been meeting — and sometimes struggling — since August to develop recommendations about possible licensing legislation for the 2014 […]
A program to increase the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement tests has produced a 70 percent increase in the number of students passing such tests at participating high schools, the Colorado Legacy Foundation announced Tuesday. The foundation last year partnered with the National Math and Science Initiative in a $10.5 million program […]
A handful of districts around the state are incorporating health and wellness goals into their Unified Improvement Plans, which typically are focused more narrowly on academic achievement.
As part of an ongoing series on recruiting, training and supporting teachers, Donnell-Kay fellow Sarah Jenkins wonders how we can change the sense of powerlessness many teachers feel in affecting policy change.
Teacher preparation needs to be more rigorous, a leading national expert has told a Denver conference on educator prep and licensing.
Nearly half of all donations to the winning Denver Public Schools Board of Education slate of candidates backed by the so-called reform movement were raised by just 53 people.
Spending on the failed pro-Amendment 66 campaign to overhaul state funding for education topped $11 million, according to final finance reports filed Thursday.
The winning Douglas County school board candidates raised and spent nearly three times as much money on the election as their opponents, according to final campaign finance filings reported on Thursday.
Updated – The initial plan for how Colorado colleges and universities would be financially rewarded for increasing graduation rates and achieving other key goals was approved Thursday by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Lawmakers working on teacher licensing legislation finally got some formal – but mixed — advice from a panel that’s been studying the issue since early August.
School Accountability Committees are required by law, but not well understood. Here’s a primer on what they do.
Educators talk about how parents can help new sixth- and ninth-graders make the transition to middle and high school.
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Find your district’s current per-pupil funding for Colorado school districts compared to what they would receive under Senate Bill 13-213.
Search our interactive database to find your Denver school’s rating on the 2013 School Performance Framework, released in September.
For the second year in a row, students’ TCAP scores have remained mostly flat. Use this database to see how your school district or school fared.