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July 22, 2014

A Frank Discussion of the Challenges for Colorado's Rural Teachers

Some rural Colorado teachers say rural areas present challenges to those attempting to live and teach in the community.

June 30, 2014

School-Funding Lawsuit Rekindles Longstanding Fight in Colorado

A group of Colorado districts and the state PTA have started a new fight over K-12 finance, saying the state is failing to adhere to its constitutional funding mandate.

June 23, 2014

Rural Colo. District Seeks Waiver From State Reforms

A 2008 Colorado law allows districts flexibility to modify education reform requirements.

May 27, 2014

What's Next in Education? A New Education System

The Donnell-Kay Foundation is encouraged by many of the exciting opportunities growing for students across the nation. However, after decades of work to improve and expand educational opportunities for students in our state, we have come to the conclusion that change will continue to occur in pockets, and be largely incremental, if we are solely reliant on innovation occurring within the existing education system.

March 28, 2014

Analysis Finds Changes in Colorado School Discipline Rates After New State Law

Authors applauded a drop in rates for expulsions, suspensions, and law enforcement referrals, but they also noted continued racial disparities in some areas.

March 12, 2014

School Adopts Expeditionary Learning in Turnaround Effort

Rural Lake County School District is using Expeditionary Learning, a reform model that can be found in schools nationwide, in its effort to improve students' performance.

February 04, 2014

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

January 10, 2014

Colorado Lawmakers Move to Save Anonymous Youth Violence Tip Line

A bipartisan bill would provide public support for Colorado's anonymous system for reporting possible acts of school violence.

December 30, 2013

Arapahoe High School Shooter Used Entrance Meant to be Locked

Despite the district's security plans, the exterior door was frequently propped open, officials said.

December 27, 2013

Judge: Colorado District Broke State Campaign Laws With 'Hess Report'

The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.

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