Tuesday, senators begin working out the details of a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The proposed revision would give states more control over school accountability.
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Police made the arrests following a lockdown at Skinner Middle School on Friday.
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.
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