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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Online learning is harder for some students, so Colorado schools are protecting grades with new policies

As Colorado school districts have replaced in-person instruction with remote learning, some are also easing up on grading policies.

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How the closure of two Vail restaurants shows coronavirus’ domino effect on the food-service economy

Hundreds of workers and business owners in the Eagle Valley felt the pinch when Matt Morgan was forced to close Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard in Vail Village.

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Colorado effort to scale up PPE production is being hampered by slow certification process, federal regulations

Makers of products ranging from snowboards to garments are now producing personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus. But some say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline