Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks to reporters in Wheat Ridge on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado governor announces distribution of $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid; most of it directed to education

The money was given to Colorado through the passage of the CARES Act. Legislative leaders cautioned that the money won’t solve the state’s budget problems.

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What do Jeffco schools use to teach reading? District leaders don’t know, and neither does the public.

District leaders told Chalkbeat that each school has the autonomy to select its own reading curriculum, but officials don’t track what schools have chosen.

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In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking former governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives.

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PCR? Antigen? Antibody? Your guide to the different kinds of coronavirus tests and how accurate they are

As new varieties of rapid COVID-19 tests hit the market, knowing which test tells you what is becoming even more important