Articles By Erica Breunlin

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These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

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Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.

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Colorado issues guidance on when coronavirus should prompt a school closure as governor calls in-person learning “reasonably safe”

The guidance comes as Gov. Jared Polis says it’s “reasonably safe” for children to return to schools for in-person learning. Polis said his own children will be returning to classes.

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Students struggle to learn in the face of trauma. Colorado school districts’ first lesson for them this fall: how to cope.

Recognizing how much kids’ lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19, school leaders are prioritizing their social-emotional wellbeing.

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Many Colorado school districts struggled to keep families fully informed during remote learning, report says

A new report details how little information many Colorado school districts provided on their websites during remote learning. Education advocates want more clarity moving forward.

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Colorado releases coronavirus reopening guidance for schools that includes plans for in-person learning

The recommendations are the clearest indication yet that learning won’t be fully remote in Colorado come fall as it was in the final months of last school year

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Denver Public Schools will not have in-person classes to start the fall semester because of coronavirus

Colorado’s largest school district appears to be the first in the state to rule out in-person classes right away

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Online classes aren’t going anywhere, but thousands of Colorado students still don’t have internet access

Student demand for laptops and Chromebooks has dropped but districts are still questioning how to reach all their kids with reliable internet.

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Aurora will offer its 4,000 teachers two coronavirus tests a month come fall. Will other school districts follow?

A tool developed with help from Harvard and MIT epidemiologists aims to help Aurora Public Schools staff better access coronavirus tests and track symptoms and cases