Denver high school students protest outside DPS offices calling for removal of board member Tay Anderson
Students from across Colorado's largest district held a walkout Monday morning, insisting they feel unsafe and want DPS to do more to protect them.
DPS board votes 6-1 to censure Tay Anderson for “disturbing pattern” of behavior and intimidation
One board member wants Anderson to reconsider remaining on the board. He has insisted he will carry out his term.
Investigators couldn’t back up sexual assault claims against Tay Anderson, but found he flirted with underage student
Denver Public Schools Board of Education will meet Friday to consider a censure of Anderson, who was at the center of a six-month investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold
The state’s population of home-school students doubled in the year after the pandemic hit classrooms. The growth could be long-lasting.
Desperate for teachers and staff, some rural Colorado schools are offering their workers child care
Faced with persistent staffing shortages, some rural school districts have decided to open child care centers themselves.
“Surrounded by toxicity”: As Colorado schools reopen, pandemic-fueled politics overwhelm classrooms
The school year is starting off in turmoil as mask mandates in some districts divide families and educators.
Some achievement gaps widened between white students and their Black and Hispanic peers, new Colorado data shows
A great deal of ground was lost during a year of pandemic learning, CMAS and SAT data shows, though fewer kids took the tests last school year than did in 2019
A rural Colorado school district is spending $3 million to connect kids’ homes to the internet. Will it be enough?
Centennial School District R-1 in San Luis plans to transmit its own internet signal out to families’ homes after years of struggling with the state’s digital divide.
More than 36,000 Colorado kids from low-income families could miss out on the Child Tax Credit, advocates fear
While families that file taxes with the IRS will get checks or deposits automatically, parents who don’t file will need to sign up
What should Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood look like? Leaders want parent, teacher say.
With three months to figure out the department’s structure, the state wants to know how to improve preschool services and financial aid for families.
One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding
The $30K pay bump prompted the board president to resign and has the local teachers union asking questions after a battle over teacher pay.
Free meals, flexible schedules: Colorado kids on where federal stimulus money for schools should go
The state listened to a dozen students talk about their pandemic-challenged school year and how Colorado could make next year better.
Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
The state is looking for companies to operate a massive testing program backed by $173M in federal funding
A romp in the mud after a messy school year can be just what Colorado preschoolers need for their mental health
Early childhood caregivers are tending to preschoolers’ mental health, citing its connection to learning after a year of pandemic disruptions
“Everything is still the same”: A year after protests, young Coloradans don’t think anyone is listening anymore
Much of the momentum behind last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement has died down, leaving students to wonder how much longer they’ll have to fight for change.
Colorado education groups split over proposal to raise marijuana taxes to boost out-of-school learning
Colorado’s top teachers union withdrew its support for Initiative 25. Some say it’s a voucher program, despite broad backing.
How Colorado counts kids eligible for subsidized lunch is a recipe for school budget disaster
As lawmakers sit down to reform the state’s school finance formula, they’re worried using help with meals as an indicator of poverty will cause districts to lose money dedicated for “at-risk” students.
“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids
Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.
Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.
More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.
A rural Colorado high school’s aerospace class is paving the runway for a new generation of pilots
Calhan Public High School students recently took a field trip 1,000 feet above the ground, escorted by pilots wanting to open their eyes to a career in aviation.