Senior Reporter — Chalkbeat Colorado
Aurora and Denver school boards discuss pay for board members
In Colorado, school board members serve as volunteers, and have not been allowed to be compensated for their time. But a law passed in April changed that.
Denver charter school, innovation zone employees are barred from serving on the school board
The seven-member Denver Public Schools board passed the policy change unanimously and without public discussion
Investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations to be released Wednesday
The Denver Public Schools board hired Investigations Law Group in April to investigate accusations against Anderson
Denver schools increase safety officers, seek authority to ticket students
Denver Public Schools would no longer have 18 Denver police officers inside schools issuing tickets, but instead have 25 armed patrol officers with that authority.
A 7-year-old Colorado girl’s school district says in-person learning is best. Her parents want virtual.
Pearl’s family feels stuck between choosing the best educational setting for their daughter, who has Down syndrome, and protecting her health
Colorado’s standardized test scores are in. But did your kid even take the test?
One thing is clear: Many students struggled academically last year.
Denver schools don’t have enough nurses despite extra funding
Sixty one schools started the year last week without a nurse
Few Colorado families have chosen remote learning for the upcoming school year, though some are still deciding
In 10 districts surveyed by Chalkbeat, only between 1% and 2% of students chose the fully remote option for the 2021-22 school year
Denver Public Schools, Colorado’s largest district, will require face masks for all students and staff
Denver’s policy is in line with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said last week that all students and staff should wear masks regardless of vaccination status
Denver isn’t pursuing a true-up with charter schools that got federal coronavirus loans
Across the country, charter and private schools got $6 billion in paycheck protecting funding, according to Education Week
He’s 11. By his mom’s count, he’s had more than 30 interactions with armed officers at Colorado schools.
In a year in which high-profile incidents of police brutality sparked protests across the nation, schools have been grappling with how police should interact with students.
Denver charter network banks on intensive summer tutoring to help students catch up post COVID
“If you’re in fifth grade and you haven’t been back in school since March of third [grade], we have a narrow window of time to make sure you’re equipped for middle school"
Tay Anderson, teachers union reveal more about allegations from Denver school board race
Anderson is currently the subject of a third-party investigation initiated by his fellow Denver school board members into allegations of sexual misconduct
A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.
A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion
More than 30 people applied to be Denver Public Schools’ new superintendent
The seven-member school board is ultimately responsible for hiring the superintendent. Board members have said they’re aiming to choose a new district leader by June
Denver Public Schools board initiates outside investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations
On Tuesday, the seven-member Denver school board said it “looks forward to an independent view of the facts"
Tay Anderson violated Denver Public Schools’ policy against retaliation in 2018, document shows
The 2018 retaliation finding is separate from allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Tay Anderson
Tay Anderson says he welcomes “full investigation” as more sexual misconduct allegations surface
The allegations have caused an uproar on social media and divided people in the progressive, activist, and teachers union circles from which Tay Anderson draws support
How one Denver high school kid helped hundreds of older people get the COVID-19 vaccine
An event at St. Cajetan church targeted Latino elders with the goal of vaccinating 1,000 people. It took the help of 30 college and high school students who volunteered to call people and sign them up.