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Colorado Academic Standards
January 24, 2017
Colorado begins review of academic standards after years of avoiding Common Core controversy
While Colorado lawmakers have introduced legislation to force the state to drop the Common Core in previous years, their efforts were futile.
up to standards
November 22, 2016
Aurora Public Schools hopes a new curriculum — plus a new way of thinking — will equal better math students
Twenty-eight teachers in Aurora are piloting new math curriculum that is expected to better align with state standards and improve understanding of math content.
November 10, 2016
How I convinced my staff that state standards and PARCC tests benefit kids
It was a long road, but this rural principal pushed her staff to abandon textbook-based learning and embrace Colorado's academic standards and PARCC testing.
January 19, 2015
Testing, standards bills keep piling up
Two new Republican testing bills and a proposal on flexibility for rural districts were introduced in the House Friday before lawmakers left the Capitol for…
September 5, 2014
You ask, we answer: Who decided when students should learn to read?
When should students be able to read? And who decided that? That was commenter Joanne Roll’s response to an article last week on a new…
April 15, 2014
Colorado teachers demand state drop PARCC tests
A majority of delegates at an annual meeting of the Colorado Education Association approved a resolution “demanding the state’s withdrawal from the PARCC assessment, and…
April 2, 2014
Education department releases sample curriculum aligned to new standards
The Colorado Department of Education on Monday published more than 100 pieces of sample classroom units aligned to the new Colorado Academic Standards.
February 12, 2014
Supporters of bill that would delay new standards, test make pitch to state board
Since August, a small but consistent group has voiced their frustration with Colorado's participation with both the standards and the tests, but Wednesday's gathering was the largest yet. Public comment at the state board's monthly meetings are usually a pro forma affair, but the back-and-forth on the standards ran for more than two hours.
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