We envision a day when all of Colorado’s students graduate high school fully prepared for whatever comes next – whether it be additional education, technical training, or the workforce. To help make this goal a reality, the state has adopted higher standards and better tests. Together, they give teachers and parents a clearer picture of how students are doing and whether or not they are on track to succeed.
By Cathy Shull
Meaningful change takes time and recent setbacks rarely tell the whole story. The newly released results of the first Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests are no exception. Statewide, the scores show that a majority of students are not proficient in English and math. The local results will come out in early December.
Business community calls for an appeal to ensure a quality teacher in every classroom DENVER – November 5, 2015 – The Colorado Court of Appeals today reversed a Denver District Court decision in the Masters v. School District No. 1 case, signaling a major loss for Colorado’s students. “If today’s decision stands, principals will be stripped of the basic right to hire who they want on their instructional team, which is essential to meeting the diverse needs of students statewide.
Denver ranks as the third best city for school choice in the nation, according to the Fordham Institute. What makes a city school choice-friendly? Look no further than Denver, Colorado, to find out. Our state’s capital ranks third in a recent report from the Fordham Institute on America’s Best Cities for School Choice. School choice isn’t new to Colorado or Denver, with Colorado becoming the third state to adopt charter legislation in 1993. Since then, school options have