Colorado Department of Education
Huge crowd of parents lines up to support 5-year extension. But some worry administrators are using tragedy to deflect scrutiny of safety, finances and child-abuse allegations.
Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest familiesBy Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.By Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation showsBy Christopher Osher Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.
A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.
High turnover, pay below cost-of-living has rural districts hiring from restaurants, coaxing retirees back into the classroom and scouting overseas to fill positions
Computer science isn’t required in Colorado schools. But enough people think it should be that the state is training teachers for free.
Teaching Colorado kids computer science in elementary school sets them up to be critical thinkers and prepares them for a computer-forward economy
Colorado education officials failed state by botching $231 million reading-improvement program, whistleblower lawsuit claimed
Signed into law in 2012, the program was supposed to ensure that all Colorado students would be able to read at their grade level by third grade. But state officials say they remain far behind that goal, even as the annual cost of the READ Act has risen to $42.5 million.
Colorado spent $231 million to help young children catch up on reading. But rates of kids with significant deficiencies only worsened.
The READ Act program still has not produced any significant improvement in the reading skills of the students it targeted
Less than 2 percent of state funds set aside for foster children’s transportation have been spent
Colorado’s first female education commissioner in 65 years pushes for a return to “respectful discourse”
Colorado is near the bottom of states in school funding. That’s why there are nearly 40 bond and mill levy override questions on ballots this fall.
From new buildings to mental health counselors to teacher pay increases, schools have a growing list of needs for more cash