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May 14, 2019
Colorado State Board members defend decision to ask for-profit firm to manage Pueblo school
State Board of Education members Angelika Schroeder and Steve Durham said they followed the law and acted in the best interests of children.
November 14, 2018
A state board decision on two long-struggling Pueblo schools could affect the entire district
Heroes Middle School and Risley International Academy of Innovation have spent the last eight years on a watch list for low-performing schools.
November 9, 2018
Will Adams 14 lose autonomy to outside overseer? Here are the state’s options.
Colorado's State Board of Education will decide the fate of the Adams 14 school district, and its high school, Adams City, and two Pueblo schools next week.
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
Highs and lows
August 27, 2018
Some Colorado schools brace for state intervention, while others cheer their progress
The next few years will serve as an ongoing test of how well this system of carrots and sticks works to help long-struggling districts.
June 21, 2018
Change in Colorado law sets up a ‘David and Goliath’ school choice battle no one saw coming
A last-minute provision tacked onto an unrelated bill allows school districts to send buses into neighboring jurisdictions without their consent.
April 22, 2018
This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time
The bill is unlikely to become law, but it speaks to concerns that a national wave of teacher activism could come to Colorado.
Red for ed
April 13, 2018
A day of action by Colorado teachers will bring hundreds to the Capitol and already one district has canceled classes
Educators in Colorado are calling attention to school funding shortfalls — and in one case forcing a school district to cancel classes.
On Close watch
August 17, 2017
State’s lowest performing schools and districts taking hard look at this year’s test data
School districts and schools that ran out of time on Colorado's accountability clock and are now on state improvement plans had mixed performance on state tests.
October 3, 2016
Will school districts make the difference in the legal fight against TABOR, Colorado’s tax law?
Denver, Pueblo and Boulder Valley school boards are among those joining the five-year-old legal challenge.
Updated August 29, 2016
School discipline data mistakes have ripple effects for advocates battling the school-to-prison pipeline
Erroneous discipline data from some Colorado districts has made it hard for advocates to track suspension trends and complicated efforts to press for change.
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