Last year, the state board began raising concern over the quality of so-called “innovation plans” submitted to them by some of the state’s lowest-performing schools.
A years-long controversy over what language Colorado schools should use to test the reading skills of young English language learners appears to be over.
The State Board of Education on Wednesday directed the education department to begin drafting new guidelines.
State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals, prompting Colorado districts to rethink their role
In the past three years, the Colorado State Board of Education has sided with charter schools in all but two appeals on proposed openings or other issues.
Aurora and Westminster public schools were the only districts that filed the necessary paperwork by Tuesday, the deadline for districts that received one of the state’s two lowest ratings to appeal.
Anthes, 42, was named interim commissioner in May after then-Commissioner Rich Crandall abruptly resigned after only four months on the job.
Democratic challenger Rebecca McClellan pulled ahead of incumbent Republican Debora Scheffel on Friday evening as ballots continued to be counted in a pivotal race that will determine partisan control of the State Board of Education.
Late returns show incumbent Republican Debora Scheffel narrowly leading in a much-watched State Board of Education race, effectively maintaining the status quo of the board.
A coalition of education advocacy groups has fired the first shot in what’s shaping up to be a brutal battle at the statehouse next year over school funding.