A growing number of Colorado students are saying ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to American universities.
(Nathaniel Minor/CPR News)
The Senate Education Committee passed two bills aimed at addressing a public backlash against statewide testing.
At the Capitol and kitchen tables, Coloradans are trying to answer the question of how much standardized testing is too much. The latest test is called the PARCC.
The biennial survey that asks students a range of questions about sex, drugs, physical health and suicide has stirred controversy.
A bill was delayed that would eliminate state tests in 11th and 12th grades and make ninth grade tests optional.
Currently, if 95 percent of students don’t participate in state testing, schools, districts and teachers can face sanctions.
Final participation rates will be available in August -- students begin taking a second round of PARCC tests in May.
About 150 teachers and students rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday calling for fewer standardized tests.
A third of Denver teachers surveyed about behavior issues in class say they don’t feel safe in their own schools, but the district's Superintendent calls the survey "unrealiable."
Nationally, only about half of teen moms manage to complete high school by their early 20s.
An agriculture education teacher in rural Oak Creek, Colo. teamed up with a math teacher to have students build something to help cows and horses at supper time.
An anonymous health survey Colorado adolescents have taken since 1991 is suddenly stirring controversy.