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Active shooter drills are part of school life. Can they be done better?

Approximately 95% of schools practice what to do in case a shooter enters their facility. Rep. Ed Perlmutter thinks we should know more about how they affect kids.

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Colorado banned legacy admissions at its public colleges. But what does that really mean for students?

Supporters believe the ban on legacy admissions makes a statement about who Colorado values in being admitted into college and clarifies the role of family ties to a school

Education

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

Education

Colorado may shift to a more in-depth reading exam for some new teachers

Around 20 states already require teacher candidates to take in-depth exams on reading instruction

Education

Teen victim pleaded with STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter to stop his attack, testimony reveals

Prosecutors have called on nearly 20 people who were in the room the day of the 2019 attack to tell the jury what they remember

Crime and Courts

Denver school board confirms Alex Marrero as next superintendent

Marrero will start July 6, taking the helm of Colorado’s largest school district as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic

Education

“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.

Education

Colorado’s education pie just got bigger. Now lawmakers want to give a larger slice to higher-needs students.

House Bill 1325 would expand the definition of children living in poverty and qualifying for additional funding and, for the first time, give districts more money for every English language learner enrolled in their schools

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Tay Anderson says Denver superintendent vote will be his last until at least August

“I intend to vote for the superintendent and that will be my last vote until the next school board year begins in August, if the investigation has concluded,” Anderson said

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Coloradans ages 12-17 who get a coronavirus vaccine are eligible for $50,000 scholarships under new sweepstakes

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced plans to award $50,000 to 25 randomly selected students who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

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Douglas County School District’s equity policy keeps drawing parent blowback

A handful of parents even say they are pulling children out of Douglas County School District

Education

Jury hears from survivors of STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

The prosecution called on several staff members and students of the school to walk the jury through the day of the shooting and how it unfolded from their perspective

Crime and Courts

Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.

More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.

Education

Tay Anderson will step away from Denver Public Schools board duties during sexual misconduct investigation

Anderson announced his decision two days after the school board announced it was aware of new allegations against him

Education

Effort to expand Colorado districts’ power to reject charter schools is voted down

Two Democrats on the House Education Committee joined three Republicans in voting down House Bill 1295 in a 5-4 vote

Education

“Everyone is being crazy”: Conservative Delta County erupts over an effort to teach sexual education

A task force spent two years drafting a curriculum that was ultimately rejected by the Delta County School District 50J board last week amid dueling rallies and big tensions

Education

Union slams University of Colorado spending, wages and bond debt

Education

Trial begins for older STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect

If Devon Erickson is found guilty of first-degree murder, there is a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole

Crime and Courts

Denver Public Schools names its sole finalist for superintendent

Finalist Alex Marrero served as interim superintendent of the City School District of New Rochelle for the past eight months

Education

Colorado ends “legacy admissions” for public colleges and universities, SAT/ACT requirement

The bill prohibits public higher education officials from looking at “legacy preference,” or familial relationships to alumni of the institution.

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