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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


Aurora shootings: Students and school staff grapple with a “growing crisis”

The shootings have caused additional strain in a school community that, like others across the country, has been navigating a tumultuous period defined by the COVID pandemic and activism around social justice issues

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Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District likely means a big change to the CU Board of Regents

With the addition of a new congressional district, the makeup of the University of Colorado’s governing board will likely change, too

Politics and Government

Denver reports nearly all school staff vaccinated, but 108 could lose jobs

Superintendent Alex Marrero said that 99.1% of the district’s more than 13,700 employees had complied with the city health order to get the COVID-19 shots or an exemption.


Colorado leaders plan to make child care safer. Here’s how.

More than half of Colorado families rely on unlicensed child care — often called family, friend and neighbor care


Aurora Public Schools pays $5.5 million settlement in sex abuse case

Aurora Public Schools does not admit guilt in the Aug. 19 settlements except for “the conduct of James Dolmas."


Sexual abuse, misconduct allegations kept quiet for decades at world-renowned Colorado Center for the Blind

They came to the Colorado Center for the Blind seeking confidence. They left traumatized.

Sun Investigation

Tay Anderson files defamation lawsuit against activists who publicized sexual misconduct allegations

An independent investigation commissioned by Denver Public Schools cleared Anderson of the most serious allegations, but found he flirted with a 16-year-old student online


Colorado cracks down on schools using weak reading curriculum. Advocates worry about backpedaling.

The state education department sent out dozens of letters in late October notifying districts that one or more of their schools use unacceptable reading curriculum


Douglas County health board, faced with lawsuit, is no longer allowing schools to opt out of mask mandates

'There’s nothing left to sue us about,' health board president said


Plastic hippos are out. Colorado playgrounds are getting a more natural makeover.

Parks departments along the Front Range are working with the land to create spaces that the next generation will actually use.


A caring high school principal or a criminal? A situation in Salida may have national implications.

The response to a student’s suicidal threat in September has opened a rift between police and Salida Public Schools, highlighting broader questions about the role of law enforcement in K-12 education

Crime and Courts

Some Denver-area schools are closing, going remote this week due to staff shortages

In Denver, one high school switched to remote learning starting Wednesday, warning that online classes could be extended through Nov. 19


Federal judge extends order blocking students from opting out of Douglas County school mask mandate

U.S. District Court Judge John Kane said he would dismiss the case if the health board rescinds its order


Descendants of people displaced to create Denver’s Auraria campus will finally get free college tuition

When their neighborhood was bulldozed, Auraria residents were promised free higher education. But financial aid proved spotty — until now.


Denver was a reform darling. Now, union-supported candidates hold all 7 board seats.

Four years ago, members supported by education reform groups had all seven seats on the Denver school board. Now it’s the opposite.


Rural Colorado students sue to block law demanding 26 schools shed their Native American mascots 

The plaintiffs, some of whom claim tribal membership, say the Senate Bill 116 seeks to erase cultural references to Native American heritage


Colorado school board contests fueled by COVID turmoil yield mixed results

Conservative slates win in Douglas, El Paso & Mesa counties, but pro-mask candidates prevail in Aurora, Cherry Creek, Denver and Jefferson County


School board candidates backed by teachers union leading in Denver, Aurora and Jeffco

Metro Denver school board candidates wrestle with charter schools, COVID protocols and staff retention.


Douglas County’s conservative challengers likely to win school board race

Three of their four opponents conceding defeat in interviews with Colorado Community Media


Sheridan School District is first in Colorado to pay its school board members

The five-member Sheridan board voted unanimously to allow its members to get paid $150 for a full day of board work

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