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Colorado State Board of Education
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.
Q and A
December 15, 2015
Colorado’s pick for education commissioner on Common Core, teacher evaluations and turnaround
The State Board of Education's pick for education commissioner is a business owner and former lawmaker who lacks experience as an educator.
December 10, 2015
State board makes progress on one early childhood issue, not on another
The State Board of Education has approved an agreement with a testing company that’s intended to make use of the firm’s school readiness tool less time-consuming.
November 11, 2015
State board signs off on Colorado bid for flexibility from federal law
The State Board of Education Wednesday grudgingly voted 5-2 to approve submission of Colorado’s request for flexibility in meeting federal education laws.
October 12, 2015
New waivers from school readiness law raise concerns
More than 60 Colorado charters - and one of the state’s largest districts - have been granted exemptions from a school readiness law just as it is being rolled out.
Commissioner wish list
October 1, 2015
State board sets long wish list for new commissioner
Want to be Colorado commissioner of education? You’d better have a darned good resume.
September 10, 2015
High school students get one-year pass on social studies tests
Colorado high school students won’t have to take the statewide social studies test this year, but tests will be given in a third of elementary and middle schools.
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