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Anti-maskers are spreading a new tactic to challenge Colorado school boards: recalls

Kathy Gebhardt has been called a Nazi and a child abuser because of her unwavering support for requiring masks in schools. Now she and two of her colleagues on the Boulder Valley School District board are facing a new reprisal by parents outraged over mask mandates — a recall petition seeking their removal, an undertaking […]

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Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold

When Amber Ingram became a mom, home-schooling her children seemed like a natural next step to just about everyone but her. As a public school teacher in Colorado Springs, and married to another public school teacher, Ingram saw herself teaching at the head of a classroom, not the head of her kitchen table. But that’s […]

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Boulder County now requires masks indoors — whether you’re vaccinated or not

If you’re headed to Boulder County and plan to be indoors, don’t forget your mask. Starting Friday at 5 p.m., masks are required in all indoor public spaces for everyone age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, according to a Boulder County Public Health order.  Boulder County is among the first few counties in […]

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“Surrounded by toxicity”: As Colorado schools reopen, pandemic-fueled politics overwhelm classrooms

The faces of parents riled up by mask mandates in schools feels all too familiar to Mark Sass. It reminds him of the fury outside of schools during desegregation. And at schools like Legacy High School in Broomfield, he says, all the rancor over the coronavirus is keeping teachers from what counts: figuring out how […]

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How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules

School districts across the Denver metro area are taking different approaches to mask-wearing as they prepare for the new academic year. Here’s a look at the plans: • In Denver Public Schools, masks will be required for all students, visitors and staff while in all schools and buildings, regardless of vaccination status, according to the district’s website. […]