Centauri Middle School teacher Pat Naranjo, center, leads a small-group discussion about a short story with students (clockwise) Davian Cervantez , Zach Gallardo, Aaron Woods and Colton Creery Aug 21. The school is part of the North Conejos School District and operates on a four-day week where students attend classes for nearly eight hours per day. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado now has more school districts on four-day weeks than any place in the nation — with little research on the benefits

Money moved more than 100 districts to forge ahead with the largely untested strategy. Parents and teachers learned to love it, but nobody knows its impact on kids and learning.

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Introducing The Colorado Sun’s column on jobs, unemployment and hiring: What’s Working?

A new weekly and temporary guide from The Colorado Sun to get those who have a job and those who need one through the pandemic

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Accessibility challenges persist in many rural Colorado communities

Mountain communities are notorious for accessibility barriers, particularly for people with impaired mobility, advocate says. “People live in these communities, become disabled and then leave.”

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Her book launched a literary experiment focused on “the nature of change and mental health”

With "Soft Hearted Stories," Jenny Forrester employed prose, poetry and even song into this highly introspective yet also wide-ranging nonfiction look at both herself and the world around her