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December 6, 2011
SBE hopeful but realistic on testing funds
The State Board of Education assessed the chances of getting to pay for new tests and rejected a charter school appeal at its December meeting.
December 1, 2011
JBC mulls testing cost options
Department of Education leaders will face tough questions on testing costs and more when they meet with the Joint Budget Committee later this month.
November 16, 2011
School funding headed for collapse?
Colorado’s school funding system could hit a constitutional dead end in less than five years, the Joint Budget Committee has been told.
November 10, 2011
Teacher evaluation rules approved
The State Board of Education has approved new rules for evaluation of principals and teachers – with important blanks to be filled in later.
November 8, 2011
Ed bills jump first hurdle
Six proposed education bills have been cleared for introduction in the 2012 legislature, but they’ve all got a long way to go.
November 8, 2011
Tuesday Churn: Decision day
Legislative leaders meet today to pass judgment on bills proposed by over-the-summer study committees
November 1, 2011
Key “surprises” in Hick budget
Updated - There’s relative good news and three surprises for education in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2012-13 budget.
October 26, 2011
Thursday Churn: Start-date study
DPS tonight begins a look at whether to start school later in the year and a new study shows states wrestling with teacher evaluations
October 25, 2011
Testing bill gets panel approval
Budget clouds as grey as the storm clouds outside hung over a legislative study committee as it wrestled with proposed 2012 bills.
October 24, 2011
Tuesday Churn: Time to decide
The Educational Success Task Force, a panel of lawmakers and educators, convenes today to vote on five proposed bills for the 2012 legislature.
October 18, 2011
School discipline reform bill launched
A legislative study panel’s approval of a school discipline reform bill is just the start of a long saga.
October 16, 2011
Monday Churn: “W” to visit Denver
Updated - George W. Bush will visit Denver Thursday to meet with Mayor Michael Hancock, Superintendent Tom Boasberg and other education leaders.
October 14, 2011
Report: CAP4K cost $384 million
Implementation of the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids school reform program could cost up to $384 million.
October 5, 2011
Thursday Churn: Discipline debate
A new national report on school discipline is out, and a Colorado study committee is preparing a comprehensive bill on the issue.
October 4, 2011
Issues starting to jell for 2012 session
Holding back third-graders who can’t read and adding a statewide high school test could be hot education issues for lawmakers next year
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