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March 31, 2015

Colorado's Child Poverty Rate Declines, Rural Poverty Persists

In rural Colorado, 23 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent statewide.

March 19, 2015

Will Other NCLB Waiver States Want to Try Local Tests?

Colorado and Kentucky are eyeing flexibility similar to what New Hampshire got. Meanwhile, Colorado is seeking other big testing changes, including on opt-outs.

March 18, 2015

How Will the Education Department Handle Schools With High Opt-Out Rates?

Colorado wants to add language to its No Child Left Behind Act waiver through the renewal process, ensuring that opt-outs don't count against a school's 95 percent participation threshold.

March 10, 2015

Rural School Service-Sharing Bill Advances in Colorado

The bill would provide funding for a three-year grant program to help rural schools develop a plan to share services and cut costs.

February 18, 2015

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"

February 05, 2015

Ga. Lawmaker Calls Advanced Placement U.S. History Course 'Revisionist'

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

February 05, 2015

Q&A: STEM Innovation Lessons Learned in Colo. District

Patty QuiƱones, the executive director of innovation for the St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, talks about boosting STEM education at all levels.

January 09, 2015

Colorado Offers More Support to Rural, Understaffed Schools

The state will target teachers and STEM programs in supporting rural Colorado schools.

November 13, 2014

Colo. Schools to Hire Health Workers With $2.5 Million in Marijuana Tax Revenue

Schools will use grants funded by the marijuana tax to hire student-support staff like nurses, counselors, and social workers.

November 10, 2014

Colorado Voucher Lawsuit Gets a Date With the State Supreme Court

A school voucher program goes before the Colorado Supreme Court next month, three years after a judge first suspended the district-based pilot program.

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