Colorado finally got full-day kindergarten, but parents are wary in the COVID era
Official enrollment numbers have not yet been finalized, but many districts are reporting a decline in kindergarten enrollment believed to be due to the pandemic
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.
Denver enacts stricter rules for universities as coronavirus outbreaks spread at campuses
Denver’s decision comes as outbreaks at the University of Colorado Boulder are threatening in-person learning, and Colorado College has moved mostly remote
Will the University of Colorado’s two-week coronavirus pause be enough to turn the corner?
Some experts say a two-week pause can also lead to longer remote learning and even sending students home.
Gov. Jared Polis launches $32.7 million fund to incubate ideas to improve student learning during coronavirus
Colorado's governor says he wants the state to use the money to address long-standing inequities among student populations
Why thousands of Colorado students disconnected from school despite hotspots and internet deals
Some lawmakers, superintendents, and education advocates are calling for a fundamental shift in the way Colorado thinks about internet access
Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.
The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado
What one Colorado college learned trying to run safe in-person classes this summer
Colleges and universities in Colorado and across the country are hoping that the protocols developed and practiced over the summer can help them bring students back to campus without major outbreaks
Some Colorado colleges project optimistic student enrollment numbers. But experts remain wary.
Student enrollment in Colorado is critically important for schools because tuition revenue makes up the majority of college and university budgets
Colorado federal student aid applications dip during the coronavirus pandemic
Colorado is near the bottom in FAFSA completion numbers
Colorado will allow colleges to teach in-person as long as classrooms are at half capacity
The state said it will issue new guidelines for the fall semester in the next several weeks.
Colorado’s shift to a new higher education funding formula places the focus on the student
College leaders say the change will align resources to state goals and help encourage institutions to provide resources for the neediest students to complete their education
Less learning and late guidance: School districts struggle to help English language learners during COVID-19 crisis
The rapid shift to remote learning forced by the COVID-19 crisis has left the nation’s roughly 5 million English language learners in a precarious position
Colorado’s CARES Act money doesn’t do enough for colleges and students, higher education leaders say
In total, the Colorado colleges and universities received $173.3 million from the CARES Act
Why Colorado school districts are serving fewer meals during coronavirus closures
A Chalkbeat analysis of data from the first month of food distribution found that many metro area school districts are serving less than half of the meals they would have served if school were in session, in some cases much less
With move to online learning, University of Denver students petition for tuition adjustment
Knowing DU students face uncertain futures and feeling as if changes due to the shutdowns are severely diminishing their support network and academic experience, 11 students filed a petition to ask the school to adjust tuition
Coronavirus closures: Denver-area districts cancel in-person classes the rest of the school year
The announcements follow a decision by Gov. Jared Polis to close schools for in-person instruction until at least April 30.
More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets cut off
Large districts like Aurora, Jeffco, and Cherry Creek are among those grappling with how to serve more schools with higher percentages of students living in poverty
Five takeaways from Colorado’s 2019-20 student census
Colorado’s public school enrollment nudged up this year — propelled by changes in full-day kindergarten, according to official numbers released Thursday.
Denver turned marijuana into money for after-school programs. Other cities are taking note.
In 2012 Colorado approved the recreational use of marijuana for adults, with a tax earmarking some funds for education