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COLORADO’S FOURTH GRADERS IMPROVE IN MATH AND READING

November 7, 2013 Comments off

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Colorado Department of Education

201 E. Colfax Ave.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-4247

News Release
Fourth- graders show improvement in math and reading achievement on The Nation’s Report Card; eighth-grade scores remain flatColorado’s fourth-graders improved their performance in math and reading according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card. Eighth-grade student scores in math and reading were not significantly different than the 2011 scores.In 2013, the average math score for fourth-grade students in Colorado was 247 (out of 500). This was higher than that of the nation’s public schools (241). The average math score for eighth-grade students in Colorado was 290. This was also higher than that of the nation’s public schools (286).In 2013, the average reading score for fourth-grade students in Colorado was 227. This was higher than that of the nation’s public schools (221). The average reading score for eighth-grade students in Colorado was 271. This was also higher than that of the nation’s public schools (266).

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One Teacher’s Point of View

August 27, 2012 Comments off

The following letter was posted by a teacher who felt so deeply about his situation that he posted a letter to the Denver Post, Your Hub, Highlands Ranch paper.

“Dear DCSD School Board and District Administrative offices,

As a former employee of Douglas County School District, I thought you might like to know my thoughts about the departure from your organization. Usually I try to be complimentary and deliberate with any exit comments to leave an open door and reciprocity in future endeavors. In this case, sadly, I know I will never work for your organization or recommend your organization to any parents, teachers, or colleagues as long as your current structure is standing.

Since Brian Cesares, HR Officer of DCSD brought my name through the mud by stating,”it’s an accountability thing and some people don’t like that.”, I felt compelled to sling it back.”

The rest of this letter can be read at this link.

LEWIS-PALMER BOE MEETING HIGHLIGHTS April 19, 2012

April 26, 2012 Comments off

April 19 Board of Education Meeting Highlights

The April Board of Education Meeting Highlights have been posted on the LPSD#38 website

 

To see the Meeting Highlights PDF: CLICK HERE

State Board of Education to Look at Rules for Student Possession of Asthma or other Prescription Medications

March 3, 2012 Comments off

Meeting Mar 07, 2012 – State Board of Education Regular Board Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Category  19. Action Items: Organizational Excellence
Subject19.01 Consider Approval of Rules for Student Possession and Administration of Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Medication or Other Prescription Medications, 1 CCR 301-68 (Kathleen Patrick)
 
 
 
To see the proposed draft of these rules CLICK HERE FOR PDF FILE
 
Recommended Action  Consider Approval of the Rules for the Student Possession and Self-Administration of Prescription Medication.

Colorado Race to the Top

December 23, 2011 Comments off

 

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Dec. 22, 2011
For immediate release
For more information, contact:           Janelle Asmus, 303-994-9883CDE Chief Communications Officer

Colorado Awarded Race to the Top Phase 3 Funds

Districts to get funds to implement state reform plan

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Colorado is one of seven states that will each receive a share of the $200 million in Race to the Top Round 3 (RTT3) fund to advance targeted K-12 reforms aimed at improving student achievement. Colorado’s share of the grant is $17.9 million over four years.
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