Colorado Department of Education
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.By Brian Eason Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado now has more school districts on four-day weeks than any place in the nation — with little research on the benefitsBy Jennifer Brown Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predictsBy Christopher Osher 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.
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
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
5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.
A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.
High turnover, pay below cost-of-living has rural districts hiring from restaurants, coaxing retirees back into the classroom and scouting overseas to fill positions
Computer science isn’t required in Colorado schools. But enough people think it should be that the state is training teachers for free.
Teaching Colorado kids computer science in elementary school sets them up to be critical thinkers and prepares them for a computer-forward economy