Articles By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat

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Colorado’s two main teachers unions launch merger talks

The Colorado Education Association and AFT Colorado announced this week that they are forming an “exploratory unity committee” to look at consolidation

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Colorado families are leaving $58 million in federal food aid on the table. Time is running out to apply.

Most school districts set up meal programs during school closures, but a Chalkbeat analysis found they served just a fraction of the meals they normally would provide to children living in poverty

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Poverty, hunger, lost learning all hit children hard. Colorado needs to protect them from COVID fallout, advocates say.

Hundreds of thousands of Colorado students are learning remotely, some by family choice and some because their school campuses remain closed

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A governor eager to reopen, COVID cases declining — and half of Colorado students are online. What happened?

Colorado’s experience of school reopening has been a microcosm of the nation’s, marked by uncertainty and disparities

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A late surge in demand overwhelms Colorado’s state-sponsored online school

Colorado Digital Learning Solutions had to suspend registration just a few days after it opened last week to work through a backlog of requests

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Here’s what 10 Colorado students say adults should know as the fall semester approaches

Students said the looming return to school, even as adults keep shifting about whether to reopen campuses or begin remotely or create a hybrid of the two, provokes anxiety

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New Colorado quarantine guidance would allow more students to stay in school

In cases where students or staff have mild symptoms that resolve within 24 hours and community transmission is low, the new guidance lays out ways to keep students in school

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Denver Public Schools will extend remote learning through mid October

Colorado’s largest school district already had planned to hold remote classes through Sept. 8

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Colorado Republicans call for special session to fund homeschooling options. Democrats and Gov. Polis say no.

As cases of the coronavirus increase throughout the state, many Colorado school districts are now planning to start the school year remotely