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Opinion: The culture war is the easy, less important, education story

Stories that matter don’t get the clicks. They need to be told anyway.

Opinion Columns

Fourth teen charged with attempted murder in Aurora’s Hinkley High School shooting

Crime and Courts

The need for preschool has never been greater — and never harder — for struggling Colorado families to get

Early childhood education is a boon to kids and their parents, but who can access it depends heavily on who can pay for it, and in Colorado demand outstrips the supply of preschool facilities and workers.

Education

Aurora students will have to stay on campus during lunch after recent shootings

All high schools in Aurora will have closed campuses beginning Monday and continuing at least through winter break

Education

3 teens arrested in shooting at Aurora high school

The three suspects are all 16 years old

Crime and Courts

Aurora Public Schools pays $5.5 million settlement in sex abuse case

Aurora Public Schools does not admit guilt in the Aug. 19 settlements except for “the conduct of James Dolmas."

Education

School board candidates backed by teachers union leading in Denver, Aurora and Jeffco

Metro Denver school board candidates wrestle with charter schools, COVID protocols and staff retention.

Education

Opinion: Lessons from the pandemic — for teachers

Online instruction forced us to stretch ourselves. Now that we’re back in the classroom, we need to keep stretching

Opinion Columns

Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is behind schedule to sign contracts for a weekly COVID-19 rapid testing program available to schools statewide

Education

“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.

Education

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.

Education

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.

Education

Some Colorado school districts are exploring new ways to reduce risk of COVID through air

Schools are adding filters to catch smaller particles of the coronavirus, and retrofitting heating and air conditioning systems. And some are trying newer methods to treat indoor air — although experts caution against unproven technologies.

Education

Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers

Only about 1,600 employees of Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The district employs 15,000 people.

Coronavirus

Aurora Public Schools board approves closing two elementary schools as enrollment changes

Education

Drool for school: Colorado schools add saliva testing to slow spread of coronavirus in the classroom

Regular testing of elementary school kids aims to ID asymptomatic cases and keep disease from shutting down in-person learning this spring

Education

Colorado school districts start announcing plans to return to in-person in January

Adams 14, Aurora and Cherry Creek are building in some remote learning days to the spring semester as they respond to the state's push to get kids back in the classroom

Education

In Aurora, a bigger conversation about police in schools

In an open letter to the community in June, Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn argued that the phrase “defund the police” should not be seen as radical or scary

Colorado’s older teachers face a crossroads: Risk coronavirus or retire?

Without statewide data on teacher retirees available, it’s hard to know whether Colorado is seeing more older teachers exit amid the pandemic.

Education

Aurora working group presents draft plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color

This year, about 20% of Aurora's licensed staff members are employees of color — while 85% of the district's students are of color

Education
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