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Emily Sirota

Emily Sirota
Emily Sirota

Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring following federal approval

Lawmakers also are seeking another waiver to pause accountability tied to the tests, whose results could threaten struggling districts

Education

Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.

House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

Education

Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver

At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.

Education

Colorado governor, legislature will decide whether students take standardized tests during coronavirus

Gov. Jared Polis appears to support moving forward with testing, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union. “We believe that these critical measurements will help us build back stronger for Colorado's students,” a spokesman said.

Education

Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

Politics and Government

Here’s the nuance behind Colorado Democrats’ effort to eliminate 9 tax breaks, pump $1.6 billion into state coffers

Colorado lawmakers have used the elimination of tax breaks in prior recessions to bolster the state’s budget. But there are legal questions and unknowns around whether Gov. Jared Polis will sign off on House Bill 1420, which also gives immigrants access to a tax credit.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Let’s target tax cuts that help lift Colorado families out of poverty

Opinion Columns

A question to repeal national popular vote compact in Colorado is poised for 2020 ballot

The organizers with Coloradans Vote say they have enough signatures for submission Aug. 1 as Gov. Jared Polis defends efforts to "get rid of" the Electoral College

Politics and Government

Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections

The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate

Politics and Government