Coronavirus prepared schools for a second crisis — the East Troublesome fire. But students now have double the trauma.
Schools in Granby and Fraser recognize that students will likely need much more support
First coronavirus, then an inferno: How schools in the East Troublesome fire’s path are scrambling to keep their students learning
Districts are pondering distance learning after many students and teachers were forced to evacuate because of the East Troublesome fire. But officials know education will take a backseat to the crises.
Aurora delays in-person learning for high school students until November, following Denver Public Schools
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, high school students will continue remote learning through Nov. 13. Younger students may also have to return to classes at home
“They silenced us”: Colorado parents-turned-teachers want schools, lawmakers to give them a voice
Even as many parents have become their child’s lead educator during the coronavirus, they feel muted in conversations about schooling.
As advocates tout preschool benefits, Colorado voters face question about funding it with tobacco tax hike
Proposition EE funds a universal preschool program by 2023, but critics suggest there’s no guarantee lawmakers will spend the money as designed
Coronavirus has spoiled Colorado schools’ decade of planning to improve nutrition, get kids exercising
Even for the Colorado districts or schools that are back in-person, there’s no return to normal for the PE and nutrition programs that make up the core of school-based health.
Colorado governor pleads with parents to sign their kids up for school as state faces enrollment declines
Gov. Jared Polis said he fears some Colorado parents are trying to home school their kids without proper planning and curriculums
Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to close. Again.
Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub
“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up
The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.
A Colorado school is taking coronavirus testing beyond its students and teachers
Clayton Early Learning’s entire school community — students, their families and teachers — can access high-quality testing on campus for free. It’s a unique approach to combating the virus that could serve as a national model.
Coronavirus has masked Colorado students’ emotions. Teachers are trying new ways to connect.
While masks haven’t obstructed learning or teachers’ ability to forge relationships with their kids, they have in some cases slowed communication and made it more difficult for educators to keep tabs on how their students are doing emotionally and academically.
Here’s how Colorado’s October student count will change to preserve school-district funding
A district’s student count factors into how much state funding it’s given. As in past years, the state will offer a financial safety net to districts that lose students.
Colorado pours $2M into internet access for families while partnering with providers like T-Mobile to expand broadband
Broadband access is “a non-negotiable” for students and families, particularly with many learning from home, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes says.
Thousands of kids in Colorado’s largest school districts didn’t show up for spring remote learning. The race is on to find them.
Districts have devoted part of the summer to trying to regain contact with families who fell out of touch. They’ve called, texted and even visited homes.
With Colorado schools resuming classes amid coronavirus, the outdoors provides a safe place to learn
Nonprofits like Big Green and Thorne Nature Experience are helping ensure kids have access to learning experiences outside
Colorado students are improving in literacy — possibly to the detriment of their math skills. That’s bad for the economy.
A statewide look at student assessments suggests Colorado school districts have sacrificed math skills to meet state literacy goals.
Colorado students may shuffle school districts during coronavirus, leaving a financial mess in their wake
Gov. Jared Polis, education advocates and some state lawmakers anticipate a spike in families utilizing Colorado’s open-enrollment process, which allows them to join any school district throughout the state
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.
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.
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.