Colorado reading

Some school districts, including Boulder Valley and La Veta, already conduct universal dyslexia screenings in certain grades.
Students and faculty shared similar stories about the professor’s problematic behavior during a campus visit by state reviewers last fall.
CSU’s teacher prep program is one of only a handful to win Colorado approval on the first try in the last four years.
Joyce Rankin has been a forceful advocate for improved reading instruction. She plans to step down as Democrats expand their majority on the State Board.
Gone by the wayside are reading programs that encourage children to figure out what a jumble of letters says by looking at the picture or using other clues to guess the word.
In each grade, district officials stripped out two units and added 10 books.
The state granted extensions to a dozen school districts where most but not all K-3 teachers completed the training.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
Four schools are participating in Colorado’s dyslexia screening pilot program this year, up from three last year.
The University of Colorado Denver is the fourth traditional teacher prep program ordered by the state to fix weak reading courses.
Un programa nuevo en el Distrito Jeffco es uno de los pocos en una escuela pública enfocado en estudiantes de intermedia y secundaria que sufren de dislexia.
A new program in the Jeffco district is one of the few inside a public school focusing on middle and high school students with dyslexia.
A new online database shows what reading curriculum Colorado schools use in kindergarten through third grade.
Some district leaders say the state’s rules for proving teachers completed the training is burdensome and extends beyond what a 2019 law requires.
A bill that would require elementary principals to understand the science of reading is part of a larger push to improve reading proficiency for Colorado students.
Most Colorado districts flagged by the state for using unacceptable reading curriculum have pledged to adopt state-approved programs.
The Colorado state board of education granted full approval Wednesday to Regis’ elementary education and special education programs after the university revamped coursework on reading instruction.
En Aurora, donde más de tres cuartas partes de los estudiantes de tercer grado tienen dificultades para leer y muchos de ellos están aprendiendo inglés, lo que está en juego es bastante importante.
Denver Public Schools plans to adopt a new reading curriculum, offer tutoring, expand its summer literacy programming and more to try to reverse the trend.
Getting more students to read on grade level is key to improving achievement in the struggling Adams 14 district, but delays in the plan have raised concerns.
The state’s curriculum oversight effort is unprecedented, but advocates are concerned about a recent decision by state officials to allow schools to use a state-rejected program.
About a quarter of elementary schools in the Jeffco school district have switched to a state-approved reading curriculum this year, a step toward complying with a 2019 state law.
Educators at Remington Elementary, like those across Colorado and the nation, are beginning to size up the challenge ahead, particularly in the early grades where the building blocks of successful reading are formed.
One of the evaluator’s recommendations has already drawn fire from some State Board of Education members.
Educators at some Early Literacy Grant schools say the program was transformational, but changes can be tough to sustain.
A newly adopted reading exam, the Praxis 5205, for new Colorado elementary and other teachers aligns with the state’s push to boost reading proficiency rates.
The Colorado Board of Education will decide Wednesday whether to require a more rigorous licensing exam for elementary, special education and early childhood teachers.
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