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Colorado State Board of Education
October 15, 2019
A third candidate seeks to represent Denver on the State Board of Education
Donna Morganstern is a retired education data analyst and accountability manager for the Colorado Department of Education.
setting the bar
State Board raises standards, making it harder for Colorado schools to earn a top rating
Hundreds of Colorado schools are likely to lose their top rating under changes approved by the State Board of Education Thursday.
October 8, 2019
District, teacher groups urge State Board not to change Colorado school ratings
At issue is what’s known as the school performance framework, a measure of school quality that is largely based on standardized tests students take in the spring.
September 12, 2019
State board forces Aurora district to reopen shuttered HOPE Online center
The State Board of Education once again overturned the Aurora decision to shut out HOPE Online, the multi-district online charter school.
September 11, 2019
Educator running to represent western suburbs on the State Board of Education
Karla Esser is the director of graduate programs for practicing teachers at Regis University.
data dead end
September 10, 2019
How are Colorado’s kindergarteners doing? With hidden data, it’s hard to tell.
Some advocates, philanthropists, and policy-makers say there's too little data about how Colorado kindergarteners are doing to drive smart early childhood investments.
Movers and shakers
August 28, 2019
Head of Colorado school executives group announces state board bid
Lisa Escárcega, head of the Colorado Association of School Executives, plans to run to represent Denver on the State Board of Education next year.
August 20, 2019
Raising the bar or moving the goalposts? Changes pending for Colorado school rating system
It could soon be harder for Colorado schools to earn the state’s top ratings.
August 1, 2019
Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools
Lawsuits seeking to block state-ordered intervention under Colorado's 2009 school accountability law will clarify the state’s authority to tell districts what to do.
not so fast
June 13, 2019
Teachers union sues to block handover of Adams 14 operations to external manager
The lawsuit represents a challenge to the current accountability regime, which allows the State Board of Education to intervene when student performance does not improve.
May 14, 2019
In about-face, Aurora board votes to keep Vega charter school open — but launches an investigation
The State Board of Education, in an appeal, asked Aurora reconsider the vote to close Vega, saying that closing the school was not in the best interest of students.
May 14, 2019
Colorado State Board members defend decision to ask for-profit firm to manage Pueblo school
State Board of Education members Angelika Schroeder and Steve Durham said they followed the law and acted in the best interests of children.
big decision ahead
May 6, 2019
Few easy options as Colorado State Board weighs outside manager for troubled Adams 14
Urgency is high as July 1 draws closer. This isn’t the first external manager the State Board of Education considers for the Adams 14 school district.
At what cost
December 3, 2018
Adams 14 looking for grants first, as it prepares to pay for an external manager
Colorado's State Board of Education ordered that the district hand over management to a third party, but the state order doesn’t come with money to pay it.
November 27, 2018
Colorado board allows Adams 14 to retain some local control as the state pushes for external management
Colorado stopped short of handing over all control of Adams 14 to an outside manager. The district will retain control of hiring and firing employees.
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