Articles By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat

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Most Colorado school districts have closed. The state teachers union wants the rest to shut down.

The head of the Colorado Education Association said Tuesday that Gov. Jared Polis should take action, rather than continue to leave the decision up to districts

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Some Colorado child care centers followed districts in closing. Now the state wants them to stay open.

Several Denver providers said they had thought carefully about whether or not to close, consulting health care professionals, their partners in local school districts, and infectious disease protocols.

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Colorado teachers union cancels Day of Action rally at state Capitol due to coronavirus fears

Union leaders had expected more than 5,000 educators and supporters to attend the Day of Action rally from districts around the state.

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Parents of students with autism want behavior therapists allowed in Colorado classrooms

Colorado school districts are pushing back, arguing that they need to retain authority over who comes into the classroom and over deciding what services children need to be successful at school

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Mexican Americans in southern Colorado fought one of the nation’s early school desegregation battles

Miguel Maestas and other Mexican American families sued the southern Colorado district in what is the earliest known school desegregation case in the United States involving Latino students

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Is the future of teaching homegrown? Colorado lawmakers hope so.

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand programs like EdConnect that provide college credit and work experience for future educators starting in high school

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Colorado’s effort to expand mental health first aid training for teachers moves forward

Just as regular first aid courses teach lay people how to staunch bleeding from a wound or perform CPR, mental health first aid trains them how to talk someone through a crisis and recognize warning signs