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Colorado students are improving in literacy — possibly to the detriment of their math skills. That’s bad for the economy.

A statewide look at student assessments suggests Colorado school districts have sacrificed math skills to meet state literacy goals.

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Colorado students may shuffle school districts during coronavirus, leaving a financial mess in their wake

Gov. Jared Polis, education advocates and some state lawmakers anticipate a spike in families utilizing Colorado’s open-enrollment process, which allows them to join any school district throughout the state

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These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

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Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.

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Colorado issues guidance on when coronavirus should prompt a school closure as governor calls in-person learning “reasonably safe”

The guidance comes as Gov. Jared Polis says it’s “reasonably safe” for children to return to schools for in-person learning. Polis said his own children will be returning to classes.

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Students struggle to learn in the face of trauma. Colorado school districts’ first lesson for them this fall: how to cope.

Recognizing how much kids’ lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19, school leaders are prioritizing their social-emotional wellbeing.

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Online classes aren’t going anywhere, but thousands of Colorado students still don’t have internet access

Student demand for laptops and Chromebooks has dropped but districts are still questioning how to reach all their kids with reliable internet.

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Colorado teachers want a voice as schools plan for fall classes during coronavirus crisis

Many teachers hope to be with their students, but also have deep concerns about how to bring back in-person learning safely

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.