Hundreds of thousands of Colorado school children are logging in over the next few weeks to take the new state standardized math and language tests called PARCC.
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This week, Colorado school children are taking the first-ever statewide online tests for grades 3-11. It's called PARCC. And it's at the center of a fight.
The fifth graders beat out more than 3,300 children from all over the country to make the cut.
The State Board of Education has delayed action on whether to grant testing waivers to the 19 Colorado school districts that want them.
"Your friends are gonna tell you, 'Your beer is great.' It's another thing for people in the market to actually buy it and drink it," says gym teacher P.T. Lovern, founder of Line 51 Brewing.
For the first time, Colorado parents can find out what percentage of children have opted out of vaccines. But many schools don't have data on every student.
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The bill would set up a formal collaborative between higher education and county and child welfare officials.
After learning that a tiny fraction of foster youth get a college degree, a Colorado state senator wrote a bill that aims to change that.
Virtually all of them, 174 out of 178, signed a statement asking legislators for tens of millions of dollars.