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Colorado State Board of Education
More State Board disruption
June 11, 2015
State board chair Marcia Neal resigns, citing “dysfunction”
Marcia Neal, chair of the State Board of Education, announced her resignation Thursday morning, saying board dysfunction was one reason for her decision.
April 26, 2015
Hammond: “The system does need to change”
Colorado’s education system is facing pressures that will unavoidably lead to change, but “It needs to be thoughtful change,” says education Commissioner Robert Hammond.
Out the door
April 24, 2015
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond stepping down July 1
Colorado education commissioner Robert Hammond will retire July 1, he told the State Board of Education Friday.
Not much accomplished
April 8, 2015
A big day of delays for State Board of Education
The State Board of Education had four big issues on its agenda Wednesday, and it delayed further discussion and decisions on all of them until May.
March 12, 2015
Questions linger after hearing on testing data
State Board of Education members say parents need clearer, understandable information about student data collected during testing to dispel public fears about privacy and security.
March 11, 2015
State Board blows up science, social studies test scores
On a split vote, the State Board of Education voted to reject proposed benchmarks on the 12th grade tests given last fall. The board is revisiting the matter.
March 11, 2015
State Board delays vote on testing waivers
The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted 4-3 to again delay consideration of requests from more than two-dozen school districts to be exempted from part of state testing.
March 3, 2015
State health department seeks separate AG opinion on student health survey
After the State Board of Education was presented with an opinion Friday stating that parents must give prior written consent for students to take the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, the state health department is seeking a second opinion.
Health survey flap
February 27, 2015
State Board told prior parent consent required for health survey
Parents have to approve their children’s participation in the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, and schools can’t merely offer the opportunity to opt out, an assistant attorney general says.
February 26, 2015
State Board turns to another touchy topic
The State Board of Education on Friday is expected to discuss the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which has come under increasing fire from some parent groups.
New tone for SBE
February 19, 2015
No cow too sacred for some State Board members
The State Board of Education has taken some surprise actions on testing in its first meetings of 2015, and there’s a new tone to some members' questions and comments.
February 18, 2015
UPDATED: State Board delays action on testing waivers
The State Board of Education voted 5-1 Wednesday to delay action on testing waiver requests and also voted to end penalties for districts whose test participation rates fall below required levels.
Two full days
February 17, 2015
State Board agenda packed with hot-button issues
It seems like every contentious education issue of the day has a spot on the State Board of Education’s agenda for the two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.
February 12, 2015
Dougco joins the testing waiver parade
The Douglas County Schools have filed a “just in case” request for a waiver from statewide testing with the Department of Education.
February 10, 2015
Attorney general says “no” to testing waivers
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has formally ruled that the State Board of Education does not have the legal authority to grant waivers from state tests.
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