Colorado

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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Colorado asks Feds for More Time

Despite being asked to resubmit their plan by Thursday, Colorado education officials are “asking for more time to figure out how to meet federal requirements for giving students standardized tests while respecting the rights of parents who don’t want their children to take them.”

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Issues Feedback on CO’s ESSA Plan

The Dept. of Education issued feedback on Colorado’s ESSA plan. Federal officials directed the state agency to reconfigure “its student achievement goals and academic achievement indicator so that they are based on straight up proficiency rates, not scale scores,” and to provide more information on...

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Colorado Submits ESSA Plan to Dept. of Ed

Colorado submitted its ESSA plan to the Dept. of Education. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper commented that the state “looks forward to continuing the conversation with key partners to create a more equitable system for every student in Colorado and ensure that every student is college...

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Colorado’s ESSA Plan Gets High Marks

This article was originally published on RealClearEducation. Thanks to an inclusive and well-designed approach, Colorado is among a small group of states that will meet an April 3 deadline to submit plans to implement new federal education legislation. Participants and outside observers have praised the...

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Real Clear Ed Highlights Colorado’s ESSA Plan

Real Clear Education highlighted the development of Colorado’s ESSA plan. According to Pat Chapman, executive director of federal programs for the Colorado Dept. of Education, “We have pledged that a year in, we’ll reconnect with people to see what’s working and what’s not,” and “that...

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Education Commissioner Anthes Discusses ESSA Opportunities

In an interview with Chalkbeat Colorado, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes discussed the opportunities Colorado has to “reshape or reimagine Colorado’s education landscape.” Anthes argued Colorado has already made significant changes since NCLB, any new changes would be made through the legislature.

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CO Dept. of Education Standards Spoke Committee Holds Second Meeting

The Colorado Department of Education’s Standards Spoke Committee, a topical ESSA committee responsible for developing and appropriately reviewing sections of the state plan, held its second meeting this week. The group reports into the formal, central Hub Committee that will have an oversight role in...

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