Education

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

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Lisa Escárcega wins primary for Colorado State Board of Education seat

As of midnight Tuesday, Escárcega had 72% of the vote to Donna Morganstern’s 28%.

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Denver Public Schools taking the plunge as districts plan to get kids back in the classroom

The district will open up all schools to students this fall but will keep an option of online schooling on the table.

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How much should the state spend to learn how far Colorado kids have fallen behind during the pandemic?

Ten education organizations hope the state will invest in a diagnostic assessment for kids. A group that includes parents and teachers insists resources for the classroom and students need funding instead.

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Colorado will allow colleges to teach in-person as long as classrooms are at half capacity

The state said it will issue new guidelines for the fall semester in the next several weeks.

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Colorado counties plead for compliance as coronavirus cases rise among younger people across the state

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says over the last 25 days, people under 30 accounted for about 40% of the state’s COVID-19 cases

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Colorado students need a back-to-school test to get back on course after coronavirus, advocates say

A coalition of education advocates want federal CARES Act dollars spent to measure where Colorado K-12 students stand academically as they return to class this fall.

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Voters will decide in November whether all Colorado 4-year-olds can attend preschool starting in 2023

Voters will be asked in November whether to raise taxes on nicotine products to fund a universal preschool program, one of Gov. Jared Polis’ major policy goals

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“No one predicted a pandemic”: Denver to ask teachers to give up some raises secured by strike

Asking teachers, who make an average of $43 an hour or $65,000 annually, to forgo their guaranteed 1.9% cost-of-living pay increases would save $7 million