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A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.

Education

Desperate for affordable homes, teachers in Colorado’s high country turn to Habitat for Humanity

The nonprofit is in uncharted territory as it builds permanent homes for educators and other public service workers in Eagle, Summit, Park and Pitkin counties

Education

Applications now open for The Colorado Sun’s 2022 Rise and Shine Journalism Workshop

Up to 25 middle and high school students from across Colorado will be selected to participate in the free virtual summer camp, where they’ll learn what it takes to be a journalist

Education

Colorado school districts are hiring teachers to start work before they graduate amid educator shortage

Hurting for teachers, resort towns are hiring more educators who don’t yet have a degree. It’s a practice some worry could be “abused.”

Education

Student teachers are rarely paid. Colorado lawmakers, school leaders want to ensure they’re compensated.

Proponents of House Bill 1220 aim to ease the financial burdens of teachers in training so that more students of color and low-income students can pursue careers in education

Education

Higher education faculty in Colorado beg lawmakers to pass collective bargaining rights bill

Adjunct professors across Colorado often live paycheck to paycheck, with some turning to food banks, and want more say in wages and working conditions

Education

No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.

Nearly 30 educators and community members demonstrated outside New America School’s Lakewood campus on Wednesday, calling for the board to recognize a union so that teachers have more of a voice

Education

In the age of social media, a new app aims to help Colorado teens make friends off their phones

The Nod app, piloted across eight school districts, helps students learn ways to form new face-to-face friendships after the pandemic left many isolated and anxious

Education

Democrats formalize plan for expanded preschool, early childhood department. But will Colorado have enough teachers?

Nearly 63,200 children will be eligible for Colorado's expanded preschool program in 2023

Education

Silverman: Les Shapiro turned from being a TV sports reporter to battling Trumpism

Les was apolitical before Donald Trump’s political emergence, his family says. The longtime Denver broadcaster died recently of lung cancer.

Opinion Columns

Learning to save lives at 16: Denver teens train to become EMTs amid Colorado shortage

Denver South High School and Denver Health have teamed up to expose high schoolers to careers in emergency medicine as the pandemic drains hospital resources

Education

Polis defends lowering preschool teacher requirements, says it’s “small piece” of state’s expansion plan 

Critics of the scaled-back standards worry that they’ll put inexperienced teachers in classrooms, undermining the quality of preschool programs

Education

“The only piece of their life that’s normal”: Schools are scrambling to help 800 kids displaced by the Marshall fire

Boulder Valley School District, already struggling to staff school buses, has had to create a new bus route and change others to pick up students affected by the fire

Education

Declining birth rates, coupled with COVID disruptions, are driving down enrollment in Colorado public schools

The state counted about 1,200 fewer K-12 students this school year. Some analysts expect that, as birth rates continue to decrease, student enrollment in public schools won’t rebound.

Education

Colorado is lowering teacher qualifications amid staff shortage a year before expanding preschool access

Gov. Jared Polis has touted the need to open high-quality preschool to more families, but with less-qualified educators in the classroom, programs could suffer.

Education

“Is this another fire?”: Sisters haunted by the loss of their home in Marshall fire now face returning to school

Boulder Valley School District to reopen Wednesday despite petition signed by 5,200 calling for delay.

Marshall Fire

“I can’t do this to myself anymore”: Pandemic stress has driven some Colorado teachers to leave the classroom

As anxiety, depression and thoughts of quitting rise among teachers, districts are taking small steps to help them cope.

Education

Boulder Valley School District, largely unscathed by the Marshall fire, will resume classes Wednesday

The school district’s reopening comes as thousands of area residents remain without gas service, despite door-to-door effort by Xcel Energy crews

Marshall Fire

Federal agencies join investigation into the Marshall fire’s cause as two people remain missing

Authorities believe they know where the inferno started. The FBI and ATF will help try to determine how.

Marshall Fire

As families grapple with food insecurity amid the pandemic, one Denver preschool has stood up its own fresh market

Clayton Early Learning branched out from food giveaways to create its own on-campus market, where struggling staff and families can pick up nutritious food, free of charge.

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