Colorado – Chalkbeat
Colorado Supreme Court ordered to reconsider Douglas County school voucher case
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:50:52 +0000
The edict comes a day after the nation’s highest court issued a ruling on a case that touched on similar issues.
Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:42:37 +0000
The declaration means the two sides will continue negotiations but with the aid of a mediator.
These 10 Colorado lawmakers are rethinking how the state pays for its public schools
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:12:22 +0000
Leaders in both parties and chambers and members throughout the state’s education community believe the funding system is outdated and in need of a massive overhaul.
Rise & Shine: New study on voucher program is a Rorschach test for supporters, opponents
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:39:15 +0000
CHOICE DECISIONS A significant U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on a church-state issue opens a new chapter in a court fight over a Douglas County private school voucher program, with both supporters and opponents finding encouragement in the high court’s decision. Chalkbeat TWO CENTS The Denver Post editorial board praised the U.S. Supreme Court's decision and said […]
Douglas County voucher supporters encouraged by Supreme Court decision in similar case
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:48:24 +0000
Opponents to the Douglas County voucher program saw something to like in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision too.
After teen’s suicide attempt, this Colorado teacher wrote letters to each student. Now, she’ll share her story on a bigger stage.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:56:08 +0000
A Colorado Springs teacher talks about the personalized letters she wrote to every student after a teen's suicide attempt.
Rise & Shine: Colorado feels the effect of decline in teachers nationwide
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:28:00 +0000
FIRST OF ITS KIND A new charter school in Aurora will become the first in the area to run a center for special needs students. The school, Rocky Mountain Prep, will replace district-run Fletcher Community School. Chalkbeat TEACHER SHORTAGE Colorado continues to feel the effects of the nationwide teacher shortage, with about 3,000 to 3,500 empty teaching spots […]
In first for Aurora, charter school to run center for special education students
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:50:50 +0000
Rocky Mountain Prep, the charter taking over Fletcher Community School, will operate the school's program for students with autism when the transition is complete.
Rise & Shine: Marijuana taxes will bankroll one — one — school construction project in Pikes Peak region
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:37:16 +0000
BIG ASK A newly constituted group of educators, lawmakers and state officials led by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will be charged with creating a sweeping new strategic plan for education in Colorado. Chalkbeat HYBRID APPROACH Under the new federal education law, some states are considering measuring academic progress with a hybrid of proficiency (what students […]
Big assignment for group of Colorado education leaders: rethink the state’s education priorities
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:55 +0000
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed an order that tasks a revamped Education Leadership Council with creating a statewide strategic plan.