Colorado Department of Education


Fri May 4, 2012


Thu March 1, 2012

Bullying Prevention Workshop Addresses Growing Concern

Nathan Heffel KUNC

Some 200 state teachers, administrators, and mental health professionals participated in a school bullying prevention workshop Thursday in Thornton. The workshop addressed new ways education professionals can foster a positive and safe climate in all Colorado schools.

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Fri January 27, 2012

Enrollment in Colorado K-12 Schools Grows by 1.3 Percent

Lopez Elementary School fifth-graders get creative with duct tape.
Poudre School District

Student enrollment across Colorado continues to grow according to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Education. Enrollment at the state’s schools increased by 1.3 percent this year—with some of the largest gains in Denver Public Schools, the state’s charter schools and full-time online learning programs.

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Tue November 15, 2011

EdNews: State Makes Its Waiver Bid

EdNews Colorado

The Colorado Department of Education on Monday filed its formal application for waiver from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, asking for exemption from NCLB’s requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress and for greater flexibility in spending of some federal funds.

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Wed September 21, 2011

K12 Inc.: Public Online Schools, Private Profits

Rhonda Stafford and her daughter, eighth grader Ashley Andazola, attend a recent training for the online school, Colorado Virtual Academy. COVA is managed by Virginia-based K12 Inc.

At a time when public schools are seeing deep cuts in funding, there’s a growing market for companies running online elementary, middle and high schools. The largest for-profit company overseeing these programs in Colorado is Virginia-based company K12 Inc. While public schools are struggling to survive, K12 Inc.—with the support of state tax dollars—is reporting double digit profits. Meantime, it’s not measuring up to state academic standards.

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