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Colorado State Board of Education
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.
September 9, 2015
Sheridan loses bid to upgrade state quality rating
After a months-long effort, the Sheridan school district has failed in its effort to have its state accreditation rating changed.
Making diplomas mean something
September 9, 2015
State board finally gives approval to grad guidelines
The State Board of Education Wednesday voted 6-1 to approve a revised menu of choices school districts will use to set their requirements for high school graduation.
August 12, 2015
Retooled State Board starts off in businesslike fashion
Back from its July break, the State Board of Education elected a new chair, welcomed a new member, paid tribute to an old one and held its smoothest meeting in months.
Into the fray
August 11, 2015
Rankin joining State Board “without preconceptions”
New State Board of Education member Joyce Rankin said she'll have an "open mind" when asked how she’ll approach serving on a body that’s had its share of bumps over the last several months.
August 10, 2015
State inches closer to federal approval of new testing system
Colorado’s plan to ease testing burdens for 10th graders may well get federal approval, but the state has to jump through some hoops before the change is a done deal.
SBE back to full strength
August 8, 2015
Republican Joyce Rankin named to State Board of Education
Joyce Rankin, a former teacher and principal from Carbondale, Saturday was selected to fill the vacant 3rd District seat on the State Board of Education.
A full slate
July 2, 2015
Nine Republicans vying for State Board vacancy
Nine candidates have applied for the 3rd District vacancy on the State Board of Education created when board chair Marcia Neal announced her resignation.
State Board changes
June 25, 2015
Republican candidates lining up for State Board vacancy
At least half a dozen people are interested in the State Board of Education seat being vacated by Republican Marcia Neal of Grand Junction.
talk of the town
June 11, 2015
State board members, education officials see an uncertain future after Neal’s resignation
Education leaders and state board members react to the departure of Marcia Neal, the chair of the Colorado State Board of Education.
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