Colorado Department of Education

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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.

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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.

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STEM School has until June 29 to allay concerns and secure extended charter reauthorization

Huge crowd of parents lines up to support 5-year extension. But some worry administrators are using tragedy to deflect scrutiny of safety, finances and child-abuse allegations.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado kids and teens are dying at a rate higher than the U.S. average — and suicide is to blame

The state ranked poorly in health outcomes and mediocre overall in the latest national report on child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families

A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.

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One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.

Lawmakers recently gave a boost to mental health funding in schools, but one notes the “long game” will require even greater commitment

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No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures