- September 4, 2009
Randy DeHoff from the State Board of Education recaps how Colorado fell short in the Race to the Top federal grant competition, and discusses the aftermath for the state’s teacher tenure and evaluation reform (SB 191), Common Core academic standards and more.READ MORE
Well, Monday is the State Board of Education’s moment of truth: the decision whether or not to adopt Common Core standards. What once looked like an outcome not in doubt has changed in recent days. A great Ed News Colorado story today by Todd Engdahl lays it out well.
Some of the decisions made by the […]
Have state and national officials overstepped their bounds in setting education policy? Gerald Keefe, superintendent of Kit Carson School District in rural eastern Colorado, explains why his district has taken the lead in resisting national standards and advocating for the rights of local school boards to set curriculum requirements.READ MORE
The deadline for the Colorado State Board of Education to decide whether to approve Common Core Standards (CCS) is fast approaching, now only two weeks away. The debate continues to pick up steam. Are these academic standards for K-12 students truly high quality and voluntary? Is there truly a benefit beyond the money tied to adopting Common Core?READ MORE
While many are well aware of the active push for greater federal government control of health care, what about in the area of education? Colorado State Board of Education member Peggy Littleton explains her concerns with the Race to the Top requirement that Colorado and other states sign on to the Common Core Standards, leading the state down a path toward national curriculum and assessments.READ MORE
Update: I’m still hanging out over at Twitter. Social studies standards were slated for 10:40 (not 10:20, my bad) — but not surprisingly the State Board is already behind on its agenda. Stay tuned….
A couple months ago I told you about the new social studies standards Colorado is seeking to adopt. Well, thanks to your […]