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June 29, 2015

Colorado's Pilot School Voucher Program Overturned by State's High Court

The Colorado Supreme Court decided Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program is unconstitutional.

June 18, 2015

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

June 11, 2015

Performance Assessment 2.0, Part 2: Lessons from Littleton

A pioneering effort at performance assessment from the early 1990s failed, suggesting lessons for current efforts.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

June 04, 2015

School Violence: Colorado Schools Can Now Be Held Liable for Attacks, Shootings

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill this week that waives government immunity for schools in the event of shootings or other forms of violence.

May 29, 2015

Colorado Teacher Turnover Rate Highest in Rural Districts

Teacher turnover rates have reached a 15-year high in Colorado, with rural districts leading the state.

May 11, 2015

Rural Colorado Schools Could Pilot Own Exams

The districts would be able to design and administer tests in lieu of the state assessments.

May 07, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Cut Testing Requirements by Focusing on Older Students

Lawmakers passed House Bill 1323 by wide margins on May 6 and sent it to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.

May 05, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Mull Test Reduction and Test-Writing Power for Districts

Such legislation could serve to satisfy testing skeptics or outright opponents from different political camps, without going so far as to defy federal law regarding testing.

April 24, 2015

Colorado K-12 Chief Announces Retirement Amid State Board Shift

State board elections in 2014 led to new members and new tension between Commissioner Robert Hammond and board members, including over the common core and aligned tests.

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