State officials expect about 30,000 children to opt into the universal preschool program in its first year. That’s about half the number that will be eligible.
More than 250 preschool providers, offering a total of 12,000 seats, have signed up for the universal program so far
Of two dozen districts surveyed by Chalkbeat, 16 plan to offer universal free meals next year. But some districts remain undecided, including two of Colorado’s largest districts — Denver and Douglas County.
The hope is that better curriculum materials combined with a recent statewide teacher training effort will transform reading instruction — and boost reading achievement — across Colorado
The district stripped out units it felt perpetuated a whitewashed version of American history, and it added several books in each grade intended to add a wider variety of voices.
It’s possible, but not certain, the 10 additional hours will be reinstated
The 29,000-student Boulder Valley district will screen all kindergarteners for dyslexia this spring, after piloting the screening tool at some elementary schools for two years
A new state law will require about 5,800 Colorado elementary schools and child care centers to test their drinking water for lead and install filters or do repairs if they find elevated levels. Schools and child care facilities will have until May 31 to test their water and will have to make fixes if lead […]
Chrissy Simmons, the director of a child care center in the western Colorado city of Montrose, was one of the presenters talking about career paths at a local high school this spring. Students were visibly excited when speakers discussed potential earnings for jobs in welding and health care — wages of $20, $30, even $50 […]
Kaylee, an eighth-grader in a light blue hoodie, read a list of words, one by one, to teacher Jessica Thurby. She stumbled on a few: Debate came out “deblate,” sacred turned into “secret,” and defend became “define.” The pair went over the missed words. As Kaylee took another stab at “sacred,” she said, “It looked […]