Department Of Education
A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.
Ken Buck is watching what he says. The Republican prosecutor became a symbol for his party’s political overreach in 2010, when he beat the establishment pick in a U.S. Senate primary, only to lose to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
“Never give up” — that’s the motto of Colorado’s new Teacher of the Year.
A young singer who has had to fight over the years just to stay alive recently found herself in a different sort of fight, one that pitted her against insurance companies and the federal government.
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.
Many students from the Aurora Public Schools were in the theater two weeks ago when the gunfire erupted and the district wants to make sure all its students, as well as teachers and parents, get the help they need as the new school year begins.
Colorado has been awarded a federal education grant worth nearly $18 million — after being passed over three times for bigger awards from the “Race To The Top” competition.
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.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a three-year grant of about $2 million to Metropolitan State College of Denver.
School nutritionists were cheering outside the Colorado Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers restored money for free breakfasts for needy children.