Articles By Ann Schimke

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Many Jeffco schools use discredited curriculum to teach students how to read

The list of reading curriculums illustrates not only the stark differences between Jeffco schools, but also the large number of district schools that are out of compliance with a 2019 state law

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“We were overlooked”: Colorado’s child care providers face a rough road to coronavirus recovery

About 10% of Colorado child care centers and child care homes were still closed at the end of July because of the pandemic, according to a survey by the nonprofit Early Milestones Colorado

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Here’s how Colorado schools are tackling outdoor learning during the pandemic

Educators say that even if outdoor learning doesn’t last — either because of bad weather or COVID-19 outbreaks that send students home — it can give teachers a chance to build face-to-face relationships with students early on.

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Are you a Colorado child care provider who’s open for business? The state has money for you.

The goal is “to create somewhat of a support system around these small businesses as much as we can.”

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Up next in Colorado’s bid to help struggling readers: New training for thousands of teachers

The new teacher training requirement is among a raft of recent state changes meant to ensure teachers know and use approaches to reading instruction backed by science

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Colorado’s public preschool program was poised for growth. Will coronavirus derail everything?

In Colorado, where lawmakers are preparing for a budget hit of as much as $3 billion, the potential impact on recent early childhood gains is unclear.

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Colorado is about to get $41 million for early childhood. Here’s where the money could go.

One thing everyone agrees on is that $41 million, no matter how it’s divvied up, won’t get the job done

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She closed her Colorado child care center because of coronavirus. Now, she’s wondering if she’ll ever reopen.

Bill Jaeger, vice president of early childhood and policy initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, said he’s concerned the industry — where providers already operate on the thinnest of margins — could collapse

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers