Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
The state is looking for companies to operate a massive testing program backed by $173M in federal funding
Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program
As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus
Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism
A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti
Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money
Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state
Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce
Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.
Desperate phone calls and long waitlists as Colorado parents struggle to find child care
Groups that help Colorado families find child care say the pandemic has made things harder than ever
In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives
A program that teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed has graduated people into leadership and entrepreneurial roles throughout the valley.
Navy nuclear engineer, wife who allegedly tried to pass submarine secrets worked as high school teachers in Colorado
Jonathan Toebbe taught physics at the Kent Denver School in Cherry Hills Village from 2005 to 2008. His wife, Diana, also taught science at the school
Local school boards — from Colorado to Ohio — emerge as hot races in November election
Parental protests over COVID-19-related mask mandates, gender-neutral bathrooms, and teachings about racial history, sexuality and social-emotional learning are being leveraged into full-fledged board takeover campaigns
Colorado schools fought to retain teachers during COVID. The struggle isn’t over.
The state actually retained more teachers during the 2020-2021 academic year than in the past, but officials fear more teachers will exit the field as the pandemic drags on.
Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning
Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education
Special ed questions on Colorado charter school applications violate federal law, complaints allege
Teacher pay in rural Colorado would be set at a minimum of $40,000 under a new proposal. Will the legislature support it?
Altogether, the bill could benefit 6,000 teachers and cost the state an estimated $35 million a year to supplement salaries
With accreditation at stake, Adams 14 school district and its external manager remain at odds
The state asked for written proof in the form of a joint report that Adams 14 and MGT, its private managers, would resume cooperation
Colorado community colleges join national collaborative aimed at putting a focus on older students
The Lumina Foundation funded the collaborative, which stands for Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education, and which will provide $975,000 over two years in Colorado
Pediatrician, medical student sue University of Colorado over denial of COVID vaccine religious exemption
The federal lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Society is the latest clash over a growing number of private- and public-sector vaccine mandates nationwide
Anti-maskers are spreading a new tactic to challenge Colorado school boards: recalls
In Boulder and Weld counties, parents upset with mask mandates are trying to recall school board members who support them
How Colorado will boost child care with latest round of federal COVID aid
The money comes as child care businesses work to recover from the turmoil of the pandemic and state leaders
Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says
Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month
CSU Pueblo student who authorities say made threats is arrested after discovery of guns, ammunition
Robert James Killis is suspected of unlawful carrying/possessing a weapon on a university campus
Six Colorado schools honored as prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools
Nationally, just 325 schools were named National Blue Ribbon Schools this year.