The new Department of Early Childhood does not know how many early childhood educators the state has or will need next fall and aims to secure those numbers by January.
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A Colorado school cut teachers in anticipation of an enrollment drop. Then nearly 100 extra kids showed up.
Colorado Springs School District 11 officials asking remaining teachers at Jenkins Middle School to take on bigger workload
Staff from from 16 Jeffco schools facing closure would have to reapply for district jobs
More than 400 teachers and staff work at the 16 elementary schools recommended for closure. Some worry there won’t be another job for them in the district.
Colorado mountain town asks locals to open up their homes to teachers
EAGLE — Brian Trommater’s bedroom window opens up to a view of mountain slopes peeking out from behind clusters of trees, giving him a vantage point that often leaves him dazed by the thought that he’s living a dream. It’s an expansive backdrop for an otherwise tiny place to call home: His apartment covers about […]
Colorado will provide free education to students across health care jobs as it tries to fill dire worker shortages
A state effort to ease Colorado’s dire shortage of health care workers will offer tuition-free training for several thousand students, providing a much-needed boost to hospitals and clinics. The Care Forward Colorado Program will invest $26 million of federal COVID stimulus funding into the program for two years, guaranteeing free schooling for students interested in […]
Colorado teachers earn 36% less than other college-educated workers, the worst gap in the country
Teacher pay has long trailed behind other professions requiring a college degree, and in Colorado that pay gap is widest of any state, according to a report published last week by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit think tank that identifies itself as nonpartisan. Colorado teachers earn 35.9% less than other college-educated workers, […]
Colorado students have recovered some academic ground since COVID arrived but deficits remain, test results show
Colorado students made significant headway in overcoming academic setbacks due to pandemic-related hiccups in learning, but their progress still hasn’t set them fully back on track, according to state standardized test data published by the Colorado Department of Education on Wednesday. Colorado Measures of Academic Success assessments are typically conducted each spring as a way […]
How a Colorado Springs school co-op saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in health insurance costs
Pat Bershinsky has gifted his nearly 220 staff members $1,000 every Christmas for four years and once again gave bonuses this summer. The leader of one of Colorado’s school cooperatives has the extra cash because of a decision he made four years ago on employee health care. Bershinsky, executive director of the Pikes Peak Board […]
“At a crisis point”: Homes are out of reach for many Colorado teachers. What does that mean for schools?
Fewer than one-fifth of homes across Colorado are affordable to teachers who make an average salary in their district, even as average teacher salaries have increased by about 25% in the past seven years, according to a report published Tuesday by the nonpartisan Keystone Policy Center. The report puts numbers to a problem that prices […]
“Reach up and touch the stars:” The dark is starting to shine through Colorado’s astrotourism
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy has started an ambitious project to transform its dark sky designated park into a nocturnal classroom.