Education

2:03pm

Mon January 23, 2012
Education

Online K-12 School Leaders Discuss Policy ‘Roadmap’

Glenn Moses, the Director of Blended Learning for Denver Public Schools and Judy Bauernschmidt, Director of Student Online Learning at Jeffco's 21st Century Virtual Academy, discuss upcoming policy issues for Colorado’s Online K-12 schools.
Grace Hood

Today dozens of online K-12 school leaders gathered at an event sponsored by libertarian think-tank the Independence Institute. The goal was to build a policy ‘roadmap’ for the upcoming legislative session. Among the topics of discussion were school funding, access, accountability and student assessments.

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8:34am

Wed January 11, 2012
Education

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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9:40am

Mon January 9, 2012
Education

EdNews: Education Issues Stack Up For 2012

EdNews Colorado

The 2012 legislative session has some big clouds of uncertainty hanging over it, but those haven’t prevented lawmakers from drawing up a long list of education bills to pitch to their colleagues.

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6:52pm

Fri January 6, 2012
Education

Report Finds More Virtual K-12 Students Are Falling Behind

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The number of private companies operating full-time online K-12 schools in Colorado and other states continues to grow. Meantime, student performance is declining. That’s according to a new report by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. 

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3:18pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Education

Report Highlights Challenges Facing CO Children in Immigrant Families

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Colorado has the second-largest proficiency gap between 4th graders who are English language learners and those who are fluent in English.

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