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.
Children of color are much more likely to face harsh school discipline. A Colorado bill seeks to change that.
More than 4,000 Colorado students were ticketed or arrested for a nonviolent misdemeanor at schools in the 2017-18 school year
How Colorado is changing standardized tests for elementary and middle school students this year — and why
House Bill 1161, which could be signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis as soon as Tuesday, is the result of a compromise between the testing opponents and proponents
Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.
Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.
How the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus aid bill will affect Colorado and Coloradans
From $1,400 direct payments to expanding the child tax credit and billions in aid dollars to counties, cities and educational institutions, the legislation covers a lot of ground
Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.
House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.
Indigenous students say they need more from Colorado universities. An in-state tuition bill is a first step.
Senate Bill 29 would require higher education institutions in Colorado to charge in-state tuition to any student who is part of a federally recognized American Indian tribe that lived within the state. Fort Lewis College already waives tuition for Indigenous students.
Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience
They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.
Three Colorado college programs aim to help people with disabilities join the workforce. The state is opening doors, too.
Real-life job skills honed over four years boost people with cognitive and developmental disabilities toward the independent future of their choosing.
Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver
At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.
UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs
Students are integrated into classes, dorms, jobs and community life at the University of Northern Colorado. “Let them show you what they can do,” one educator says.
Colorado’s rules on reading curriculum apply to Aurora, but that was news to district officials
One-third of Aurora’s district-run elementary and K-8 schools, enrolling more than 5,000 students, use unacceptable reading curriculum and are out of compliance with the law.