Education News Colorado

Education News Colorado, is a news service devoted to continuing, in-depth coverage of education policymaking in the legislature and state government and to comprehensive coverage and serious analysis of such issues as school choice, accountability and education reform.

Education News Colorado is funded by grants from The Daniels Fund, The Piton Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, the Donnell-Kay Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Carson Foundation. Paid sponsors include the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

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“Colorado should have the best public school system in America. Period,” Gov. John Hickenlooper has told the annual convention of the Colorado Association of School Boards.

Joe Mahoney / iNews

Two new studies point to a contradiction about full-time online schools – student academic performance is lower than that of students statewide but parents and students are positive about the online experience.

EdNews: Legislative Review 2012

May 11, 2012
Education News Colordao

An improving economy and a willingness to listen may have been the key factors behind passage of significant education bills by the 2012 legislature.

Education News Colorado

Nearly three-fourths of Colorado third-graders are reading at grade level, a slight increase that matches the highest proficiency mark achieved in the past ten years, according to results released Wednesday.

An attack seizes Chaz Moore’s body, stealing much of his breath. Spasms in his throat, lungs and diaphragm cause the 17-year-old to speak in hiccups, one syllable at a time.

Joe Mahoney / I-News Network

He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

Source: Colorado Department of Education / Courtesy of Education News Colorado

Do medical marijuana dispensary bans result in declining drug violations in Colorado public schools?

It may be too early for definitive evidence but the answer for two communities, at least, seems to be no.

JOE MAHONEY / THE I-NEWS NETWORK

Sometime on Saturday, Steve Ackerman sold his last joint. 

His Organic Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Collins, is one of 23 in this laid-back university town forced to close by Tuesday after residents voted to ban dispensaries.

I-News

A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.

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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