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“Surrounded by toxicity”: As Colorado schools reopen, pandemic-fueled politics overwhelm classrooms
The school year is starting off in turmoil as mask mandates in some districts divide families and educators.
Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids
The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.
“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.
“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.
Opinion: Despite COVID-19 challenges, educators are doing their best to serve students
We will continue to work with our school districts to prioritize the health and safety of students and educators while creating the best learning and teaching conditions.
Colorado’s vaccine schedule won’t salvage a school year upended by coronavirus
By the time teachers are vaccinated, schools will be headed to summer break. Districts are calling for teachers to move to the top of Phase 2 inoculations.
When even books are “quarantined,” reading progress in Colorado’s early grades is challenging
Colorado districts battle coronavirus hurdles in the critical effort to have kids reading up to par by the end of third grade. Some also counsel patience.
Colorado teachers are working twice — sometimes three times — as hard when their students learn both in person and online
A hybrid approach to school gives students the chance to see teachers and peers in person. But is it also burning out educators?
Colorado pediatricians, educators to Gov. Jared Polis: Act now to protect in-person school
“As community spread increases, in-person school will be less and less feasible," wrote members of the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up
The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.
Thousands of kids in Colorado’s largest school districts didn’t show up for spring remote learning. The race is on to find them.
Districts have devoted part of the summer to trying to regain contact with families who fell out of touch. They’ve called, texted and even visited homes.
Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families
A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.