More than 1,000 other universities have made the change in the interest of access and equality.
Adams 14 was struggling so much and for so long that an outside manager will take over. Students and teachers have more questions than answers about their futures.
While student test scores overall are average, the achievement gap between poor and affluent students is the third largest nationwide.
Boulder and Denver have the biggest "achievement gaps" among Colorado's largest school districts.
But there's still an achievement gap between the state’s poorest students and others.
Colorado school children are getting more than one testing break this week.
No one is completely happy with the compromise bill, but House lawmakers signaled their approval for it in a voice vote Monday night.