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December 21, 2011
Wednesday Churn: Lobato appeal set
Updated - Gov. John Hickenlooper is appealing the Lobato court decision; State Board delays vote.
December 16, 2011
Education angst bared at JBC hearing
Hopes, fears and frustrations about schools and state finances were at the boiling point Friday during a legislative hearing.
December 13, 2011
Lobato case dominates discussion
The Lobato lawsuit took center stage Tuesday at the last meeting of a group that’s been considering new school finance systems.
December 12, 2011
Ruling a clean sweep for Lobato plaintiffs
A judge’s ruling in the Lobato school funding case represents a complete legal victory for the parents and school districts that brought the case.
December 9, 2011
Victory for Lobato plaintiffs
A judge agrees the state education system is underfunded; plaintiffs say it's time for lawmakers to step up
September 2, 2011
Lobato 9/2: A long chapter closes
Five weeks of Lobato trial testimony and uncounted documents got summed up in less than three hours of lawyers’ speeches Friday.
September 1, 2011
Lobato 9/1: One last speed bump
Two top state education officials hedged Thursday on the cost of education reform, and the state didn’t quite finish its case.
September 1, 2011
Thursday Churn: The end is near
The Lobato trial is winding down, and the Education Leadership Council finally is starting up.
August 30, 2011
Lobato 8/30: Bob Schaffer sticks to his guns
State Board of Education chairman Bob Schaffer has a firm opinion about the meaning of a thorough and uniform education
August 29, 2011
Lobato 8/29: Can’t fire your way to Finland
One Lobato case expert took apart another expert’s claims during video testimony Monday.
August 26, 2011
Lobato 8/26: Moloney opines
Former education Commissioner William Moloney played true to type during testimony in the Lobato school funding trial.
August 25, 2011
Lobato 8/25: Money and scores
The state’s top expert witness in the Lobato case Thursday stuck to his guns on the lack of a link between funding and achievement.
August 24, 2011
Lobato 8/24: Garcia on the grill
Opposing lawyers put Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia through grueling cross examination as the state opened its case in the Lobato lawsuit. Expanded version
August 23, 2011
Lobato 8/23: Trial tone set to shift
Testimony about the challenges facing the Mapleton schools wound up the plaintiffs’ case in the Lobato trial Tuesday.
August 19, 2011
Lobato 8/19: A high-profile witness
Stanford education expert Linda Darling-Hammond used a Denver courtroom Friday to give a seminar on teaching and implementation of standards-based reforms.
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