Articles By Chalkbeat Colorado

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There’s an app for that: How two rural Colorado counties reached more kids with developmental delays

Catching delays and providing therapies to help children catch up in their earliest years not only capitalizes on a key period of brain growth, but can reduce the need for special education services later on

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Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.

Aurora Public Schools, one of the state’s most diverse districts, had 1,551 refugee students enrolled during the 2018-19 school year — making the issue particularly resonant in this community.

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“It’s OK to not be OK”: How one Colorado high school saved lives with a 34-question survey

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country for both youth and adults

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More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on the fifth day?

As more Colorado school districts cut back to just four days a week in the face of financial pressures, many parents are looking for ways to fill that fifth day — they hope with meaningful learning outside the classroom.

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Garage sales and GoFundMe campaigns are nice, but Colorado districts want a better fix for school lunch debt

Boulder Valley School District, for instance, has around $200,000 in lunch debt accrued over several years.

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Colorado changed its laws around sex ed. Here’s what you need to know.

The final legislation was heavily amended and passed in the last two days of the legislative session

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Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

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Beyond test scores: Colorado experiments create alternatives for rating schools

These pilot programs would supplement, not replace regular state ratings, which are primarily based on student performance on standardized tests