Colo. Governor Pushing New K-12 Standards, Tests
In Colorado, where some policymakers think the education system is stuck in the 1990s, Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. wants to speed ahead with a plan to revamp the system of state standards and assessments.
The plan would inject the influence of university officials into the K-12 system in an effort to improve students’ readiness for college and the workforce.
Gov. Ritter’s “Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids,” unveiled March 19, would require both the state board of education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to redo elementary and secondary school standards, which legislators say hasn’t been...
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