Education

4:44pm

Thu September 15, 2011
Education

Colo Republicans Mobilize to Fight Education Tax Hike

Former Republican Representative Victor Mitchell said Proposition 103 would be a "crushing blow to the economy," at a state capitol news conference.
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Battle lines are being drawn over a ballot measure before voters this fall that would temporarily hike Colorado’s sales and income taxes to backfill millions of dollars in recent cuts to education.  A group of former and current Colorado Republican lawmakers calling itself "Save Colorado Jobs" has now formed to fight the measure.

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3:08pm

Wed September 14, 2011
Education

DPS Uses Local Radio for English Integration

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg and others, including a representative from the Mexican consulate in Denver, touted the Maestro en Casa program Wednesday at Lake Middle School.
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School officials in Denver are re-launching a popular program that aims to teach immigrant parents English via a local radio program. 

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8:10am

Wed September 14, 2011
Education

Education Grant to Help Train New Teachers in 3 Colorado School Districts

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A Department of Education grant to be administered through Aims Community College in Greeley will help teacher’s assistants already working in the classroom become new teachers.

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12:52pm

Mon August 29, 2011
Education

Enrollment on the Rise at Colorado Universities

More students are heading back to college and graduate school this fall. Initial reports from across Colorado show that student enrollment is up.
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As college students settle in for the fall semester, classrooms across the state are becoming more and more crowded. Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are reporting record numbers of incoming freshman.

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4:25pm

Wed August 3, 2011
Education

More Colorado Public School Students Reading, But Fewer Excel

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More Colorado public school children are meeting state education standards for reading than they were 15 years ago, but fewer are excelling at the subject, an I-News Network analysis of new school testing scores shows.

State education officials on Wednesday released scores for the standardized Colorado Student Assessment Program tests – known as CSAPs – which showed the portion of fourth graders in state public schools who meet or surpass state reading requirements has risen 10 percentage points since testing began a decade and a half ago.

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