Building a library of primers on Colorado education issues
You know that state lawmakers restored K-12 funding after cutting for three years but – admit it – you’re hard-pressed to describe exactly how Colorado schools are funded.
And you know that CSAP has gone by the wayside after 15 years of annual tests. But what is this TCAP that’s taking its place?
The goal of the Education News Colorado Topics pages is to answer those kinds of questions in concise primers with at-your-fingertips facts and data.
We’ll build the library over time. And we’ve got plenty of ideas about what to include, but we’d like to hear your thoughts too.
So take a look and talk to us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org.
Here are links to our first four topics:
- Recent reforms in brief – A January 2012 report prepared by Josh Abram, analyst for the Colorado Legislative Council, provides succinct overviews of reform legislation such as the Colorado Growth Model, the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids and more.
- School funding – Rebounding after state cuts
- State testing – From CSAP to TCAP and beyond
- Vouchers – Supporters persist in repeated efforts