Colorado education

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Colorado State Board calls for tougher rules teacher training rules on reading instruction

The new rules will govern the rollout of legislation that updates a major 2012 law — the READ Act — requiring districts to help struggling readers in the early grades

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“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive

Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.

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More Colorado students are graduating from high school, even if it takes more time

Statewide, Colorado’s 81.1% graduation rate still leaves the state below the national average

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Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

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Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula

The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.

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Special education teachers are hard to find in Colorado. They’re also some of the hardest to keep, study shows.

A new study on teacher mobility and attrition reveals that special education teachers are more than twice as likely as other teachers to change schools in Colorado

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After calling out inequity on debate stage, Michael Bennet leans on his education experience in his presidential bid

Michael Bennet, who is currently polling at less than 1% and has yet to release an education platform, spoke with Chalkbeat about his education plans,

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Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds

While Colorado has made some improvement, some federal policy changes could make summer meals available to more children who need them.

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Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools

These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do