Category: K-12 Education

Civil Rights Data Collection critical to achieving nation’s education goals

This week the Colorado Children’s Campaign submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Education about the importance of preserving and expanding the Civil Rights Data Collection, conducted each year by the Office for Civil Rights. The data collection is …

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Fast Fact- February 17, 2017

In 2015, 78 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, up from 71 percent in 2011. While rates have improved, nearly one out of every four young children is still not protected from preventable diseases, including polio, mumps, …

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Educator Effectiveness Metrics Released This Week

The Colorado Department of Education released its first educator effectiveness report on Monday. The report, with overall effectiveness ratings from the 2014-2015 school year, indicates that 88 percent of teachers and 83 percent of principals received a rating of “effective” …

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Leveraging the fifth day of school in rural Colorado

The Donnell-Kay Foundation is currently accepting proposals from Colorado communities with a four-day school week who are excited to think differently about leveraging their fifth day for student learning that is meaningful, relevant, and community-driven. Students in more than 80 …

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Annual report on Pre-K funding shows growth nationwide

The Education Commission of the States released its annual report on trends in pre-K funding this week. Across the nation, public investments in public pre-K in the 2016-17 fiscal year increased by $480 million. Colorado, which incorporates public preschool funding …

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New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado

A white paper released this week by Climb Higher Colorado, Stand for Children and the Colorado Children’s Campaign offers an overview of statewide summative assessments in Colorado. The report, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it Came From and Why It …

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Colorado high school graduation and dropout rates improve

Data released this week by the Colorado Department of Education highlight continued improvement in the on-time high school graduation rate for Colorado students. The graduation rate rose to a new high of 78.9 percent for the class of 2016, up …

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School-based health care conference seeks presenters, awards nominations

The Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care annual conference is an opportunity to network, collaborate and increase skills. Conference organizers are accepting proposals for presentations and nominations for Inspiration Awards. This year’s theme is: Working Smart and Creatively Together. Sessions …

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Accountability recommendations for federal education law move forward

Since last summer, various committees have been meeting to discuss and draft sections of Colorado’s state plan for the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). One of these committees, the Accountability Work Group, is charged with making …

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New Quality Counts Report from Education Week Gives Colorado a C; State Education Spending Earns an F

Colorado ranks 26th in the nation for education quality, according the newly released Quality Counts report from Education Week. The report, which has served as a report card on the state of education for the past 21 years, gave Colorado …

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