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How Colorado schools are helping teenagers — and their families — get the COVID vaccine

In the final weeks of a disrupted school year, some districts are partnering with health care providers and community groups to run clinics especially for students


A rural Colorado high school’s aerospace class is paving the runway for a new generation of pilots

Calhan Public High School students recently took a field trip 1,000 feet above the ground, escorted by pilots wanting to open their eyes to a career in aviation.


Two Colorado colleges plan to remove junior from their names. But will the change attract more students?

College officials at the schools for years have complained that the antiquated term has hampered recruiting


University of Colorado president Mark Kennedy says he will step down

University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students voted to censure Kennedy two weeks ago for his actions and comments surrounding diversity.


Finding out how Colorado schools teach reading can be a wild goose chase. This bill could make it easier.

The transparency legislation comes out of an ongoing push by parents of students with dyslexia and other advocates to shine a light on the black box that is reading instruction at many Colorado schools


Many Colorado families struggle to afford pricey summer camps. A nonprofit is footing the bill for hundreds.

ReSchool Colorado will connect nearly 800 kids to summer learning and fun, helping them overcome an opportunity gap that extends from the school year into summer.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife opens up nearly 200,000 acres for hunting, fishing access on school trust lands

Colorado now can use nearly 1 million more acres of the school lands for hunting, fishing and floating after three years of expanding access, though some want lower fees for hikers.


Colorado governor, Democrats aim to create new office of early childhood education to streamline services

The agency would be established in July 2022 and house Colorado’s new universal preschool program


Colorado’s dyslexia screening pilot program is off to a shaky start

The pilot program comes amid ongoing state efforts to improve reading instruction and keep struggling readers from slipping through the cracks


Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall


Colorado school board members could get paid under bill heading to the governor

The bill does not require school districts to pay board members.


Colorado’s teacher shortage may worsen coming out of the pandemic. Could $13M stop the trend?

A bipartisan bill seeks to build up the future workforce with middle and high schoolers, veterans and mid-career professionals and keep them in classrooms long term.


Colorado lawmakers send governor bill limiting what information has to be released on applicants for top public jobs

The Senate passed the bipartisan bill by a 28-7 vote on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Jared Polis

Politics and Government

Biden administration gives Colorado a break from pushing change in low-performing schools


Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?

The USDA has extended universal free meals through the next school year. Some districts worry it could result in fewer state dollars they need for vulnerable students.


Colorado got $119 million in early childhood funding from the second federal stimulus bill. Here’s where it’s going.

Overall, state officials estimated that at least 60% percent of the $119 million will go directly to child care providers across the state


Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.


Tyrannosaurs may have lived in packs similar to wolves, Colorado researchers digging in mass quarry site say

Denver museum curator Joseph Sertich is helping lead the paleontological detective work to piece together the story of T-Rex ancestor from ancient fossils.


Colorado lawmaker may allow school districts, universities to name just one finalist for their top job

House Bill 1051 would repeal a portion of public records law that says if three or fewer applicants meet the minimum qualifications for a job, all of them should be considered finalists


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

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