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K-12 standardized testing compromise wins initial approval in Colorado House

K-12 standardized testing compromise wins initial approval in Colorado House

House Bill 21-1161 would cancel some Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, testing for the 2020-2021 school year.
SVVSD to hold limited-seating graduation ceremonies in person for the Class of 2021

SVVSD to hold limited-seating graduation ceremonies in person for the Class of 2021

Graduates able to invite four members from their household.
Longmont manufacturing companies seek students for immersive learning apprenticeships

Longmont manufacturing companies seek students for immersive learning apprenticeships

CareerWise has partnered with sticker and label manufacturer StickerGiant and SparkFun, an open-source e-retailer focused on embedded electronics, to create three apprenticeship opportunities for St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley school district students. 
Colorado proposal to scale back CMAS testing moves forward after an 8-1 vote

Colorado proposal to scale back CMAS testing moves forward after an 8-1 vote

The bill will now go to the House Appropriations Committee, where sponsors hope to move it quickly through the Legislature and to the governor’s desk so that state education officials can prepare a waiver request for the federal government.
Chambers host Superindent Haddad to highlight how SVVSD is helping students gain edge on life after high school

Chambers host Superindent Haddad to highlight how SVVSD is helping students gain edge on life after high school

The key to preparing students for a competitive global environment is to start in preschool, where the foundations of reading, math and critical thinking skills are taught, Haddad said. Such early foundations lead to success on standardized and AP exams, increasing graduation rates and pathways to careers, he said.
Altona Middle School designated ‘School to Watch’ giving SVVSD the most designations in Colorado

Altona Middle School designated ‘School to Watch’ giving SVVSD the most designations in Colorado

Altona Middle will be among more than 400 schools nationwide that will be recognized this year as schools to watch and one of more than 100 schools that will be recognized by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, according to a news release. 
New Colorado bill would scale back CMAS but not eliminate it

New Colorado bill would scale back CMAS but not eliminate it

Sponsors of legislation to scale back the number of tests Colorado students take this spring hope this approach represents a middle ground that satisfies the desire to take stock of how COVID disruptions affected student learning while still giving school districts some relief from logistical challenges. 
Most Colorado educators have had their first COVID vaccine shot

Most Colorado educators have had their first COVID vaccine shot

Colorado has an estimated 120,000 K-12 school staff and child care workers, and as of Sunday, 93,175 of them have received their first shot. Eligible workers include not just classroom teachers, but bus drivers, food service workers, classroom aides, and others.
Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning
Longmont City Council to review report on school resource officers

Longmont City Council to review report on school resource officers

The work of SROs was questioned by members of city council in February in the wake of fears officers may be targeting minority students for tickets and arrests. Both Denver Public Schools and the Boulder Valley School District have opted to remove SROs from their campuses over complaints that minority students were unfairly singled out by in-school police.