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Governor:Jared Polis
Commissioner of Education:Katy Anthes
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:889,006
Number of school districts:262
Number of public schools:1,872
Number of public school teachers:51,388
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,985
Percent minority students:45.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.4%
Percent of English-language learners:12.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:42.4%
8th grade math:38.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:39.9%
8th grade reading:40.5%

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Authorities in Colorado have found the 18-year-old Miami Beach High student who traveled to Colorado, bought a shotgun and threatened violence against schools days before the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High, according to media reports.
April 17, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
In Denver, teachers will go on strike Monday to protest a performance-pay system that’s been in place for 15 years. The dispute is illustrative of a larger national shift away from differentiated pay.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, governors in California, Colorado, and elsewhere are reflecting those priorities in their budget pitches.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
The emerging instructional strategy tries to teach students about computational thinking through the use of physical tools. But there are obstacles to making it work.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts

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