Colorado Department of Education
Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.
Colorado families are getting a taste of homeschool thanks to the coronavirus crisis. Could it stick?By Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.By Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Thousands of Colorado kids at risk of falling behind aren’t enrolled in preschool, but schools are out of roomBy Erica Breunlin Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Lessons are assigned for every class from math problems on school-issued computers to P.E. (shoveling snow counts) for students to learn at home on snowy days.
Colorado districts aren’t getting enough state money to maintain schools and attract teachers. So they’re turning to local taxpayers.
Voters approved requests to fund critical school infrastructure projects and teacher raises in six districts, but rejected them in others. Local dollars are becoming more crucial to fill gaps left by the state.
Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.
Takeaways from The Sun’s series examining the rising number of districts in the state that have dropped a fifth day of school
Colorado made kindergarten a priority. But when it comes to four-day school weeks, lawmakers don’t see a problem.
While many are uncomfortable with the trend of districts adopting four-day school weeks, it receives surprisingly little attention in a state where education has long been a top political issue
Colorado now has more school districts on four-day weeks than any place in the nation — with little research on the benefits
Money moved more than 100 districts to forge ahead with the largely untested strategy. Parents and teachers learned to love it, but nobody knows its impact on kids and learning.
Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predicts
Local school officials anticipate near-universal attendance, but state lawmakers only set aside full-day K funding for 85% attendance.