The ideas behind Amendment 66 have been publicly debated for nearly three years, but many Coloradans know nothing about it. CPR asked a dozen people on the streets if they’d heard of it, and few had. It's not surprising, since the bill that led to the measure is about 180 pages long.
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One of the most-watched school board elections in the country, especially in conservative education circles, is right here in Colorado.
For years, Trevista K-through-8 school in Denver posted some of the lowest scores in the state. So last spring it was ordered to make dramatic changes - a process called a school turnaround. CPR chronicled the final tumultuous few months before the big shake-up
More than 90 percent of teachers who piloted Colorado’s new evaluation system last year were rated proficient or higher.
Colorado school kids are settling in to the new school year today, after the Labor Day holiday, and this year, they’re not the only ones who’re a little nervous.
Four teenagers – black, Latino and white - huddle around a laptop watching a black-and-white video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. telling the crowd about "the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”
Denver public school students go back class next week, but not all their teachers will be there.
Just under 70 percent of Colorado’s students are reading at or above grade level, up a hair from last year while about half are writing proficiently, up one percent.
A new study of 3,000 Denver third graders shows that preschool is paying off. It’s the first long term study of children who attended the Denver Preschool Program. That program is funded by a sales tax that voters approved in 2006 to pay for preschool for all of the city’s 4-year olds.