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October 17, 2017
Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them
Teachers unions and education reformers are again throwing their efforts — and money — into high-profile races in Denver, Aurora, Dougco and elsewhere.
July 13, 2017
Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready
DeVos is speaking to the annual meeting of ALEC, which is influential in crafting conservative, free-market friendly legislation.
Not ready for prime time
March 20, 2017
Lawmaker kills bill that would have allowed unlicensed teachers in rural Colorado classrooms
Along with providing flexibility on hiring unlicensed teachers, House Bill 1178 would have created a process for rural schools to receive waivers from state law.
November 21, 2016
Democrats have won control of the State Board of Education. So now what?
The Democrats differ on issues such as the viability of Colorado’s existing academic standards and the role of charter schools in public education.
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October 18, 2016
Colorado teachers union, reform groups find common ground on shifting political power on state board
Plus, the state's largest teachers union, in a rare move, is supporting a Republican for a state House race.
July 6, 2016
Colorado is rethinking all of its major education policies. And everyone is jockeying for influence.
State Board of Education chairman Steve Durham has four ideas. See them here first.
June 30, 2014
Educators, leaders join forces to spruce up two local schools
Educators from around the country — current, future and retired teachers, higher education faculty and educational support professionals — met Monday to beautify two Denver schools.
April 15, 2014
Colorado teachers demand state drop PARCC tests
A majority of delegates at an annual meeting of the Colorado Education Association approved a resolution “demanding the state’s withdrawal from the PARCC assessment, and…
February 18, 2014
Survey: Colorado teachers say there’s too much testing
Colorado teachers claim they’re spending too much of their time prepping and administering state mandated tests, a survey conducted by the state’s largest union found.
February 13, 2014
Union hopes to extend “hold harmless” period for teacher evaluations while new tests are proven to be effective
The board of directors of the state’s largest teachers union is advocating for an extension of the “hold harmless” period before student performance associated with new…
October 9, 2013
State board weighs in on lawsuit dispute
A unanimous State Board of Education on Wednesday joined the chorus of people urging the Colorado Education Association not to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s teacher evaluation law.
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