Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
The state is looking for companies to operate a massive testing program backed by $173M in federal funding
Colorado education groups split over proposal to raise marijuana taxes to boost out-of-school learning
Colorado’s top teachers union withdrew its support for Initiative 25. Some say it’s a voucher program, despite broad backing.
Should every Colorado kid get a mental health exam after enduring coronavirus? It won’t be easy.
Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, isn’t sure how to accomplish the logistics, but she thinks her idea is a matter of school safety and statewide health
Colorado teacher salaries rank well below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there.
Despite a high cost of living, teacher pay in Colorado has remained on the lower end of the scale. Some worry that amid pandemic stress, more teachers may walk away.
“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.
Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?
Already trouble signs are emerging signaling that would-be allies lack the enthusiasm needed to sell the 2020 electorate on a difficult ballot question
Online learning is harder for some students, so Colorado schools are protecting grades with new policies
As Colorado school districts have replaced in-person instruction with remote learning, some are also easing up on grading policies.
Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown
Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.
“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive
Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.