History of Education in Colorado

The State Publications Library, part of the Colorado Department of Education, has a wide variety of information pertaining to the history of education in Colorado. Resources include:

Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction back to territorial days
“Education in Colorado”, a chapter out of James Baker & Leroy Hafen’s 1927 History of Colorado, can be accessed through our web site.
School Districts’ Organization: Historical Outline of Colorado School District Formation by Stanley A. Leftwich, 1989
History of the Colorado Department of Education, 1968
Brief History of the State Department of Education in Colorado, also available online.
Education in Colorado, 1860-1954, by Coila M. Pottorf, 1972
Rural School Buildings in Colorado, by Suzanne Doggett and Holly Wilson, 1999

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