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2 years 10 months ago

Teacher tenure rules could see changes

DENVER (AP) - A new statewide teacher rating system in Colorado could be among the first measures awaiting state lawmakers Wednesday. The new four-tier rating system was approved by the state Board of Education after two years of work crafting new rules related to giving teachers job protections called...

4 years 6 months ago

Gavel falls on 2010 Colorado legislature

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their 120-day legislative session Wednesday by passing a controversial teacher tenure bill and killing a proposal to replace the state's standardized tests with new student assessments. Top accomplishments this year included passing an $18.2 billion budget that dealt with a $1.3 billion shortfall. Lawmakers...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado lawmakers race to finish work

Colorado lawmakers are in the home stretch as they head toward the end of this year's session on Wednesday. The Legislature still has major issues left on the calendar, including teacher tenure, college finance and senior tax breaks. Republicans and Democrats say this session was about "jobs, jobs, jobs,"...

4 years 6 months ago

House panel backs teacher tenure bill

A proposal that would change the way teachers earn and keep job protections has passed its first test in the House. The House Education Committee voted 7-6 to endorse the bill early Friday after a 10-hour hearing capped by vehement objections from some the former teachers on the panel....

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