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Colorado State Board of Education
March 8, 2017
How Colorado education officials have quietly helped struggling schools improve
The State Board of Education will begin a months-long process of determining what changes a dozen schools and five school districts should make to boost student learning.
March 7, 2017
The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.
The ill-fated attempt to turn around Cole Middle School provides a cautionary tale as the state prepares to intervene in a bid to improve 12 schools and five districts.
January 18, 2017
State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals, prompting Colorado districts to rethink their role
Meeting records show that the state Board of Education is increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals that come to them for a hearing.
January 13, 2017
Diet Nope: Colorado’s large districts still keeping diet soda out of high schools
More than half of Colorado's 10 largest school districts have decided or are poised to decide not to bring back diet soda in high schools after a seven-year ban.
January 11, 2017
Democrats take control of Colorado State Board of Education, Schroeder appointed chair
It's the first time in nearly 50 years Democrats have controlled the board, but both sides are striking bipartisan tones.
the end of parcc?
December 15, 2016
Time to find new, shorter standardized tests, state board directs education department
The new tests would be used in the 2018 school year.
November 21, 2016
Democrats have won control of the State Board of Education. So now what?
The Democrats differ on issues such as the viability of Colorado’s existing academic standards and the role of charter schools in public education.
November 18, 2016
Democrats seize control of State Board of Education with narrow win in contested district
Only outstanding ballots from Douglas County - which accounts for a small piece of the district - remain to be counted.
Updated November 15, 2016
Inside the frenzied push to chase every vote in a Colorado State Board of Education race
The battle for partisan control for the State Board of Education has stretched beyond Election Day.
every vote counts
Updated November 14, 2016
Democratic challenger builds on lead over incumbent Republican in State Board of Education race
The race will hinge on outstanding ballots in Adams and Douglas counties.
summer mix tape
August 30, 2016
Ten stories you might have missed over the summer (and should read now as a new school year begins)
There is no such thing as time off from covering education.
July 7, 2016
State board pledges $1 million to bail out rural Colorado district reeling from coal industry collapse
The state Department of Education will give a $1 million emergency bailout to the 350-student South Routt School District.
June 23, 2016
Upstarts clash with establishment candidates in State Board of Education primaries
The two candidates are critical of Colorado's embrace of the Common Core State Standards and the multi-state testing consortium PARCC.
We hardly knew thee
Updated May 19, 2016
Colorado education commissioner resigns suddenly after brief stint in job
Crandall was just appointed in December.
January 4, 2016
State board appoints Richard Crandall, former Arizona lawmaker, as next education commissioner
The state's next education commissioner — considered to be a moderate Republican — will get a salary bump over his predecessor and begin work Jan. 19.
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