DENVER (AP) - New teacher tenure rules proposed for Colorado are getting their first review by state lawmakers who asked for them. A House-Senate panel is meeting Monday afternoon to look at the proposed four-tier review standards for teachers. The state board of education approved the new evaluation standards to... more »
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... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado teachers could see a new four-tier ranking system under new performance guidelines up for discussion by the state Board of Education.
Colorado is changing the rules for how teachers earn and keep job protections known as tenure, linking student performance to job security. State education... more »
A committee that will make recommendations to the Colorado Department of Education next year on the best ways to measure student performance is trying to find the best way to grade teachers.
The State Council for Educator Effectiveness met Friday. Members are drawing up proposed guidelines that will base... more »
The fate of one of this year's most controversial bills of the legislative session will be decided in the final days.
The House is set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to evaluate teachers based on the performance of their students. Backers say that enough Democrats will join with... more »
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Senate has passed legislation holding teachers and principals accountable for the performance of their students.
Senators voted 21-14 on Friday to back the proposal, which also changes how teachers get and keep tenure. It now heads to the House where it's expected to face... more »
A proposed overhaul of Colorado's teacher tenure law has cleared its first hurdle. The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Friday that would make tenure available only to teachers who have improved student performance for three straight years. Teachers who have tenure could lose it if their students fail to... more »
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to rewrite the teacher tenure law, a move they say will boost Colorado's chances of winning education reform dollars. Under a bill introduced Monday, only teachers who have improved the performance of students for three straight years would be able to gain tenure.... more »
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has fired the professor accused of shooting six co-workers, killing three.
UAH spokesman Ray Garner confirmed Wednesday that biology professor Amy Bishop received a termination letter Feb. 26 from Jack Fix, dean of the College of Sciences. Garner said the letter stated the... more »
Attempted murder charges have been added against the professor accused of shooting six colleagues during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university.
Amy Bishop was arrested soon after the shooting Friday and charged with capital murder. Jail records show she also has been charged with three counts of attempted... more »