More than 30 people applied to be Denver Public Schools’ new superintendent
The seven-member school board is ultimately responsible for hiring the superintendent. Board members have said they’re aiming to choose a new district leader by June
Hackers try to extort University of Colorado in cyberattack
The attackers have posted small amounts of data on the internet and are threatening to post more if they are not paid
Denver Public Schools board initiates outside investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations
On Tuesday, the seven-member Denver school board said it “looks forward to an independent view of the facts"
Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors
Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations
Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, reverses higher ed cuts
School districts would receive about 10% more per pupil from the state. Budget writers also OK a 7% tuition hike at the University of Northern Colorado, and 3% at other colleges
Fort Lewis College will require students to be vaccinated for coronavirus to enroll for the next academic year
Leaders at the southwest Colorado college say vaccination is the best hope for restoring in-person learning.
A job or a civic duty? Colorado weighs paying school board members
Even the members of the state Board of Education are uncompensated for their work
“It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence
For Fairview High students, King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive was a “go-to place” to hang out with friends. Now, they wonder if they’ll ever feel safe there again.
“Not waiting until summer”: Adams 14 leaders try to get ninth graders back on track after more than half fail two or more classes
Administrators blame a long period of online instruction because of coronavirus. Adams 12, Aurora also logged big increases in kids failing classes in pandemic conditions.
Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.
Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes
Colorado’s school custodians clean through staff shortages and uncertainty to keep buildings safe
Tony Arnold, Jeffco’s director of custodial services, said he wouldn’t describe the past year as changing the job, but just some of the focus
Tay Anderson violated Denver Public Schools’ policy against retaliation in 2018, document shows
The 2018 retaliation finding is separate from allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Tay Anderson
Tay Anderson says he welcomes “full investigation” as more sexual misconduct allegations surface
The allegations have caused an uproar on social media and divided people in the progressive, activist, and teachers union circles from which Tay Anderson draws support
Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring following federal approval
Lawmakers also are seeking another waiver to pause accountability tied to the tests, whose results could threaten struggling districts
Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance
About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.
Millions more for Colorado K-12 schools? Lawmakers seek court opinion first.
Current Colorado lawmakers want to slowly increase local school district property taxes without a vote. They say it doesn't violate the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights because a generation ago voters agreed to higher rates and state officials improperly lowered them.
Colorado is aiming to identify dyslexic students early with screening initiative
Colorado education officials were set to select five elementary schools for the one-year, $92,000 pilot program in late April
Colorado Senate passes bill making it easier for children to receive cannabis-based medication at school
Under current law, school districts must allow parents and caregivers to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds
25 Colorado schools still had Native American mascots. This week one finally decided to make a change.
Cheyenne Mountain High School’s decision didn't come without controversy. But Black Lives Matter protests and Senate Bill 116 pushed the effort forward.
Gov. Jared Polis signs bill maintaining school funding amid pandemic challenges
The legislation approved ensures Colorado school districts will receive the money they originally expected for the 2020-21 school year despite about 30,000 fewer students showing up, a 3.3% decline in enrollment. The law also sends millions to rural school districts to meet the unique needs of small and isolated schools.