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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Now we know how much money is at stake on the 2019 ballot with Proposition CC and TABOR refunds in Colorado

New economic forecasts show the state may refund as much as $1.7 billion to taxpayers in the next three fiscal years -- but not all will benefit the same

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Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative