Colorado Education Standards

Over the past week there has been considerable debate over whether Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish’s controversial lecture was within the appropriate curriculum for a geography class. Colorado Model Content Standards can help with this question. To assist k-12 schools and school districts in determining curriculum by grade level, the Colorado Department of Education has published Model Content Standards for every subject. These guides can be found at the State Publications Library or online through CDE. (And, of course, this is for reference only and does not reflect CDE’s position on the Bennish issue.)