Colorado public schools go on trial in legislature over assessments and performance

Author: Peter Marcus - February 14, 2017 - Updated: February 14, 2017

The state’s public schools system went on trial Monday in the legislature. Lawmakers heard legislation regarding whether low-performing schools are doing enough to improve and whether assessments are properly evaluating student success. It’s a familiar debate, pitting advocates of charters, vouchers and other alternatives against supporters of a traditional system centered on neighborhood public schools. The assessment […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.