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Colorado has had a shortage of cybersecurity professionals for years. Here’s how that’s going. 

Colorado schools like MSU Denver have ramped up cybersecurity programs as the world’s thirst for cyber protection grows. But it’s not just about a college degree.

Technology

Rural Colorado schools, unable to recruit out-of-town teachers, are trying to get locals into classrooms

Edison School District used to be able to count on at least seven job applicants. Now it’s hard to get even one.

Education

Colorado teacher prep programs saw an “exodus” when COVID hit — another test for school districts facing shortages

As Colorado’s teacher pipeline slows to a trickle, more of the state’s new educators are taking charge of classrooms while still learning how to teach

Education

Driving a decade of progress, Hispanic students in Colorado made huge gains in high school graduation

Colorado’s Hispanic graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points from 2010 to 2020, double the gain for all students, and faster than for any other demographic

Education

Key gaps between Black, Latino and white Coloradans have narrowed, but equity is “a dream unrealized”  

Equity

Lamar High School is dropped from list of Colorado schools with banned mascots at 11th hour

A last-minute vote by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs board means the Lamar school, which retired its Savages mascot, will dodge threat of $25,000 monthly fine for violating state law

Education

Colorado’s teacher evaluation system is set to change. Here’s how.

Starting with the 2023-24 school year, students’ standardized test scores will play a smaller role in teachers’ ratings

Education

New Colorado teachers eligible for loan forgiveness, student teaching stipends

Education

44% of Colorado voters think schools are on the wrong track, poll reveals

28% said they thought schools were on the right track, while 28% said they didn't know or didn't have an opinion

Education

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The vote on the Kiowa Schools request was held at the May 19 meeting of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs

Education

Denver superintendent’s goals include dismantling “oppressive systems”

Superintendent Alex Marrero started the top job in Denver Public Schools in July

Education

Lamar High School drops “Savage” from its mascot name as 10 new schools are found in violation of state law

In a meeting running concurrently with state Commission of Indian Affairs, Lamar’s school board voted to remove the offensive word. The district doesn’t know if it is in compliance.

Equity

“Everybody has a second job”: Low pay leaves rural Colorado teachers struggling

Colorado’s teacher salaries are among the lowest in the nation

Education

Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. But one town bucks the trend.

Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, a rate that’s about five percentage points below the state average

Education

Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado

Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.

Politics and Government

Life is hard for middle and high schoolers who struggle to read. This Colorado public school aims to help.

Experts say Colorado’s local control landscape means wide variation in the kinds of extra help provided to secondary struggling readers — if there’s any at all

Education

Colorado voters to decide to limit tax exemptions to fund free school lunch expansion

Lawmakers have sent a measure to the voters that would bring in an additional $101 million a year by limiting tax deductions for high-income earners

Education

Colorado school children raised trout. The state had to kill a lot of the “poor buggers” for testing.

But an innovative solution is helping Trout in the Classroom cut down the number of fish involved in the fatal testing process

Environment

Lisa Roy named sole finalist to lead Colorado’s new early childhood agency

Roy is currently the director of program development at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska

Education

A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.

Education
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