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November 2, 2016
Not all schools want the state telling them how to assess whether kids are ready for kindergarten. Here’s why.
The State Board of Education has granted scores of kindergarten readiness assessment waivers, worrying early childhood advocates and some board members too.
October 14, 2011
Report: CAP4K cost $384 million
Implementation of the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids school reform program could cost up to $384 million.
October 21, 2010
Next step begins in quest for new tests
The experts have done their work; now it’s up to Colorado’s two education boards to figure out the CSAP replacement
May 18, 2010
Jones: CSAP successor debuts in 2014
The new statewide tests that will replace the CSAP will be given to the students in the spring of 2014, Education Commissioner Dwight Jones predicts.
May 3, 2010
CSAP bill gets out of House Ed
Rep. Judy Solano's 2010 effort to cut back on CSAP tests was passed 8-4 by the House Education Committee Monday. Plus roundup
April 15, 2010
CAP4K timeline may get stretched
The House gave final 62-0 approval Friday to House Bill 10-1013, a measure that proposes to extend the implementation timeline for the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids.
April 14, 2010
First phase of CAP4K could cost $142 million
Implementing just the first phase of the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids reform program could cost $142.4 million or more, according to an estimate prepared by consultants.
March 9, 2010
JBC votes to cut leadership academy, counselor corps
The Joint Budget Committee Tuesday accepted a staff recommendation to cut the School Leadership Academy and the Colorado Counselor Corps programs in the Colorado Department of Education.
February 25, 2010
Arts education requirement advances
It was kind of a topsy-turvy day in the House and Senate education committees.
December 11, 2009
Can Colorado afford education reform?
How to pay for school innovations, put off for another day when a key reform plan passed in 2008, was back on the table Friday at a legislative hearing.
December 10, 2009
SBE gives final OK to new standards
The State Board of Education Thursday passed a major milestone with unanimous approval of new academic content standards in more than a dozen major subject areas.
December 3, 2009
Quick action urged on K-12 cuts
Lawmakers need to act quickly next year to make necessary cuts in state school aid, an analyst told lawmakers Thursday.
November 25, 2009
Ed advisor Gianneschi leaving governor’s office
Matt Gianneschi, Gov. Bill Ritter’s top staff advisor on education issues, is leaving the governor’s office to take an administrative job at the Community College of Aurora.
October 7, 2009
Flu may be near peak
The H1N1 flu has moved steadily through Colorado’s schoolchildren since August, but it may be about to peak, health officials told the State Board of Education Wednesday.
June 30, 2009
A big CAP4K task is finished
Colorado’s two statewide education boards Tuesday formally adopted a description of postsecondary and workforce readiness, a key requirement of 2008’s Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids education reform program.
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