Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.
Colorado is one of five states where a group of students will soon start spending more time in class, as a program looks at what adding 300 hours to the school year would mean in terms of learning.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are in Colorado to promote healthy food.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says community members should hold his department accountable for being a good partner.
Colorado is among the first states asking for federal permission to overhaul how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Colorado will join other states seeking a waiver from parts of the highly criticized federal No Child Left Behind law, the Colorado Board of Education decided Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Colorado will receive $6 million to turn around its lowest-achieving schools. The grant is made possible through the School Improvement Grants program.
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