Content Tagged As colorado_education

2 years 1 week ago

Firsthand history lesson

Honors history students from Coronado High School are getting a personal lesson about our nation's wars from the men and women who fought them. Around 90 students spent the day Wednesday at the Inn at Garden Plaza Retirement Community recording interviews with veterans of World War II, the Korean War...

2 years 2 months ago

Colorado gets No Child Left Behind exemption

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. The move gives long-sought leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students. A White House...

2 years 4 months ago

Colorado gets education grant

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has been awarded a federal education grant worth nearly $18 million - after being passed over three times for bigger awards from the "Race To The Top" competition. The award announced Friday will be used to help pay for Colorado's new statewide teacher evaluation system. It...

2 years 5 months ago

CO schools luring more foreign students

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an...

2 years 8 months ago

Suit challenging CO education funds goes to trial

DENVER (AP) - A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of how Colorado funds education is going to trial in Denver District Court. The plaintiffs contend Colorado has underfunded schools and violated its constitutional mandate requiring a "thorough and uniform" education system. They say that poorer communities are at a funding...

2 years 10 months ago

State seeking education grants

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor says state educators have "every intention" of seeking new education grants announced Wednesday by the federal government. The $500 million grant competition announced Wednesday aims to do away with an uncoordinated system of preschool programs. Colorado and eight other states that unsuccessfully sought grants through...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado Education Commissioner accepts Nevada job

Colorado Department of Education Commissioner Dwight Jones has accepted a job offer in Nevada, as the superintendent of Clark County Schools, which includes Las Vegas. Jones iszsued this statement Thursday morning, I sincerely appreciate this opportunity to work with Clark County School District to improve student achievement. I am...

3 years 7 months ago

New standardized testing system unveiled

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Eighth-grade students in 60 Connecticut schools will take a new standardized test next spring to assess their math and science skills compared to other countries. The U.S. Department of Education picked Connecticut as one of eight states to administer tests for the 2011 Trends in...

4 years 1 month ago

School districts spending on food, travel

With budget cuts looming, Colorado's three largest school districts have been spending on food, travel and other discretionary expenses with little oversight. An analysis by The Denver Post found that Jefferson, Douglas and Denver county schools spent a total of about $280,000 on items like Starbucks, doughnuts and receptions. Districts...

4 years 3 months ago

Fraternities, sororities swelling at CU

More students at the University of Colorado are joining fraternities and sororities. As spring rush approaches, the Greek-letter groups are more popular. Fraternity membership is up 12.5 percent from last year, to 1,225 men. The fraternities at CU-Boulder aren't officially affiliated with the school. More than a dozen...

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