A rural Colorado high school’s aerospace class is paving the runway for a new generation of pilots
Calhan Public High School students recently took a field trip 1,000 feet above the ground, escorted by pilots wanting to open their eyes to a career in aviation.
Many Colorado families struggle to afford pricey summer camps. A nonprofit is footing the bill for hundreds.
ReSchool Colorado will connect nearly 800 kids to summer learning and fun, helping them overcome an opportunity gap that extends from the school year into summer.
Colorado’s teacher shortage may worsen coming out of the pandemic. Could $13M stop the trend?
A bipartisan bill seeks to build up the future workforce with middle and high schoolers, veterans and mid-career professionals and keep them in classrooms long term.
Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?
The USDA has extended universal free meals through the next school year. Some districts worry it could result in fewer state dollars they need for vulnerable students.
Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing
Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.
Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism
Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.
Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.
A bipartisan bill seeks to meet the costs of intensive tutoring across districts. Lawmakers say they’ll need more funds from the Colorado Department of Education.
Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance
About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.
Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.
Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.
Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience
They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.
UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs
Students are integrated into classes, dorms, jobs and community life at the University of Northern Colorado. “Let them show you what they can do,” one educator says.
Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge
Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning
Should every Colorado kid get a mental health exam after enduring coronavirus? It won’t be easy.
Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, isn’t sure how to accomplish the logistics, but she thinks her idea is a matter of school safety and statewide health
Colorado school districts look toward summer to help their students make up for coronavirus learning loss
A group of Colorado school districts and educators is calling for summer planning to start now, with a community-wide approach across the state
Schools teach and feed students. As hunger rises, Colorado is racing to ensure kids eat this summer.
The state is recruiting more support for its Summer Meals Program. Without help from communities, kids may go hungry come May.
Tired of being muted, Colorado kids are starting their own conversations on mental health and racial justice
60 high schoolers statewide are researching the root problems of each issue and sharing their own experiences. They’re inviting adults to listen.
Colorado governor, legislature will decide whether students take standardized tests during coronavirus
Gov. Jared Polis appears to support moving forward with testing, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union. “We believe that these critical measurements will help us build back stronger for Colorado's students,” a spokesman said.
Colorado teacher salaries rank well below the national average. The recession is likely to keep them there.
Despite a high cost of living, teacher pay in Colorado has remained on the lower end of the scale. Some worry that amid pandemic stress, more teachers may walk away.
Drool for school: Colorado schools add saliva testing to slow spread of coronavirus in the classroom
Regular testing of elementary school kids aims to ID asymptomatic cases and keep disease from shutting down in-person learning this spring
Colorado had a record graduation rate in 2020 despite coronavirus. But the pandemic may hamper future classes.
The state reached a record 81.9% graduation rate while its dropout rate fell. But with a chaotic end to the school year, critics question if the improvements are valid.