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Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.

A bipartisan bill seeks to meet the costs of intensive tutoring across districts. Lawmakers say they’ll need more funds from the Colorado Department of Education.

Education

Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance

About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.

Education

Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.

Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.

Education

Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience

They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.

Education

UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs

Students are integrated into classes, dorms, jobs and community life at the University of Northern Colorado. “Let them show you what they can do,” one educator says.

Education

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

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

Education

Colorado school districts look toward summer to help their students make up for coronavirus learning loss

A group of Colorado school districts and educators is calling for summer planning to start now, with a community-wide approach across the state

Education

Pritchett: After a year of hibernation-isolation, there’s so much exploring to do in Colorado

Novelist Laura Pritchett is a Colorado native but is delighted to discover she still has a lot to learn and share about our state

Opinion Columns

Schools teach and feed students. As hunger rises, Colorado is racing to ensure kids eat this summer.

The state is recruiting more support for its Summer Meals Program. Without help from communities, kids may go hungry come May.

Education

Remembering Seth Bossung: A master at building relationships that matter

He was an architect, aficionado of fine design and an athlete, but friends remember Seth Bossung, one of three men killed in a Feb. 1 avalanche near Silverton, as a dedicated husband and father who fostered deep connections with friends

Opinion

Tired of being muted, Colorado kids are starting their own conversations on mental health and racial justice

60 high schoolers statewide are researching the root problems of each issue and sharing their own experiences. They’re inviting adults to listen.

Education

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.

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’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is confusing and frustrating — but also working, state leaders say

Regional disparities have emerged, as counties, schools and hospitals all chart their own paths

Health

He survived the Columbine massacre. Now Frank DeAngelis is applying the coping lessons he learned to coronavirus.

DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School during the 1999 mass shooting there. It prepared him for the trauma of COVID-19.

Education

Thousands of families redshirted their preschoolers and kindergarteners. Will they swell Colorado schools next fall?

Districts could face larger classes of young learners come 2021, which may result in bigger class sizes or hiring challenges amid strapped budgets.

Education

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.

Education

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.

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