Colorado – Chalkbeat
Denver charter Compass Academy wins $2.5 million to “reimagine high school”
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:00:53 +0000
The money is from the XQ Institute's Super School Project, an initiative backed by Laurene Powell Jobs.
Rise & Shine: One way for Colorado's rural schools to solve the teacher shortage
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:27:39 +0000
DATA IS COMING The state education department is scheduled Thursday to publicly release a mammoth amount of data detailing how Colorado students performed on last spring’s standardized tests. Here are four storylines to watch. Chalkbeat About 550,000 students in 1,800 took the state's annual exams. Denver Post #CHARLOTTESVILLE After racist violence left one person dead in Charlottesville, […]
Colorado is about to release a torrent of test results. Here are four storylines worth watching.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:36:40 +0000
What will we be able to say after three years of data? We'll find out on Thursday.
Colorado schools make plans to view — and teach — the solar eclipse
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:13:05 +0000
Schools throughout Colorado are setting aside time for students to view the eclipse, which is expected to reach 92.3 percent totality over Denver.
One of these seven teachers will be Colorado's 2018 Teacher of the Year
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:08:34 +0000
The winner, to be announced by Nov. 1, is chosen by a committee of individuals from within the education community.
This Colorado teacher doesn’t come to class with ironclad lessons. Instead, students help her plan along the way.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:05:53 +0000
A teacher from Western Colorado talks about the woman who inspired her to teach, the importance of parent feedback and why she likes it when students laugh in class.
Rise & Shine: Feds tell Colorado its testing opt-out policy is unacceptable
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:06:41 +0000
TRY AGAIN Colorado’s policy of not penalizing schools that fail to meet federal requirements for student participation in state tests isn’t going over well with the federal government. Chalkbeat CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES Among the many consequences of this weekend's events in Charlottesville: teachers are wondering how the violent displays of racism will affect their students. Chalkbeat ANTI-RACISM […]
Feds to Colorado: You must count students who opt out of standardized tests
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:51:37 +0000
The U.S. Department of Education told state officials that the policy is not acceptable. Colorado faces losing millions in federal funding if it doesn’t change course.
New online map puts Aurora school information in one place
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:14:46 +0000
Aurora Public Schools launched a map on their website that points families to various information about each school they click on.
Rise & Shine: State lawmaker proposes lowering voting age for school board elections
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:43:18 +0000
CHARLOTTESVILLE LESSONS Here’s how the education world is reacting to racist violence in Charlottesville — and to Trump’s muted response. Chalkbeat Inspiration for handling complicated days: How educators across the country handled the day after Trump’s election last fall. Chalkbeat “I reflected on how you teach 6- and 7-year-olds what’s happening without ruining that innocence.” Four […]