Articles By Chalkbeat Colorado

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Most Colorado students not proficient in reading and math — but there’s some good news

Colorado test results released Thursday paint a student performance picture that is substantially similar to past years, but there are promising signs in literacy.

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After calling out inequity on debate stage, Michael Bennet leans on his education experience in his presidential bid

Michael Bennet, who is currently polling at less than 1% and has yet to release an education platform, spoke with Chalkbeat about his education plans,

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Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds

While Colorado has made some improvement, some federal policy changes could make summer meals available to more children who need them.

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Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools

These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do

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Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail

It’s one example of the often-forgotten expenses school districts incur outside of the classroom.

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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Colorado built a system to measure child care quality. Now, it wants more providers to climb the ratings ladder.

State leaders say they’re pleased that more than half of the state’s child care and preschool programs have moved beyond Level 1, but plan to survey providers in the coming year to learn more about the system’s sticking points`

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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.