COVID in schools
Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money
Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state
Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce
Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.
Littwin: The debate about vaccines and stem cells is the latest twist. By the way, the pope says it’s “suicidal” not to be vaccinated.
In other news, my grandson’s first-grade class is in COVID quarantine. With luck, he’s got a jab coming sometime in the near future.
Colorado schools fought to retain teachers during COVID. The struggle isn’t over.
The state actually retained more teachers during the 2020-2021 academic year than in the past, but officials fear more teachers will exit the field as the pandemic drags on.
Anti-maskers are spreading a new tactic to challenge Colorado school boards: recalls
In Boulder and Weld counties, parents upset with mask mandates are trying to recall school board members who support them
Colorado schools that require masks have lower coronavirus case rates, state says
Data also show a correlation between higher vaccination rates for kids and lower rates of COVID-19
The pandemic impacted fall enrollment at Colorado community colleges — but not as much as feared
Enrollment in the system remains down over 10% from 2019.
Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold
The state’s population of home-school students doubled in the year after the pandemic hit classrooms. The growth could be long-lasting.
Colorado offers gift cards to students who sign up for COVID testing
Students will be eligible for a $25 gift card for the first test and $10 for each subsequent test.
Opinion: Universal masking is vital to keeping children safe, and schools open
Virus transmission closes schools. Masks block transmission, says the chief medical officer of Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver schools don’t have enough nurses despite extra funding
Sixty one schools started the year last week without a nurse