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How Colorado lined up child care for 1,000 essential workers in one week

It was almost like putting together a puzzle, one with about 1,700 pieces. What started as a broad-based effort to ensure Colorado’s essential workers have access to child care while battling the new coronavirus ended with a system that placed 1,700 kids into the hands of licensed providers statewide — all within the span of […]

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School districts across the state — including Denver, Boulder, Aurora and Jeffco — announce closures in response to coronavirus

School districts across the state — including Colorado’s largest — have announced they are closing or are contemplating closures as the new coronavirus outbreak sweeps from Aspen to Denver. Denver Public Schools on Thursday announced it will extend its spring break by two weeks in response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The […]

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Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.

By Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado Some Aurora students are aging out of local schools — often because of an incorrect birthdate on their immigration documents. “I had several students who were about to age out and they had no idea,” Kati Van Sicklen, a teacher at Aurora Central High School, told Chalkbeat. “Specifically for the […]