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Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers

Only about 1,600 employees of Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The district employs 15,000 people.

Opinion: 5 ways to end education redlining in Denver

It's time to turn words regarding equity and justice into policy change and action.

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

“You literally just did history”: Colorado’s teacher of the year wants students to understand the power of bearing witness

Gerald Muñoz’s AP World History class doesn’t call for discussing coups until Unit 9. They skipped ahead after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an effort to stop the certification of the presidential election.

Colorado’s vaccine schedule won’t salvage a school year upended by coronavirus

By the time teachers are vaccinated, schools will be headed to summer break. Districts are calling for teachers to move to the top of Phase 2 inoculations.

A new Denver high school modeled after historically Black colleges opens next fall

Test scores and graduation rates show Denver Public Schools has not served students of color as well as it has the 25% of students who are white. Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy aims to repair that.

Roadmap to return Colorado students to school calls for more testing, contact tracing

Administrators think they can keep students, teachers and staff safe. The question, they say, is whether people outside of schools can control coronavirus' spread.

Why reopening middle and high schools now seems more doable in Denver

Health advisers say COVID-prevention basics "work very well,“ as DPS board gets data showing students are showing up to their virtual classes but fewer are completing their assignments.

Denver students set to return to classrooms in January

All Denver Public Schools students whose parents want them in school will be in class by Feb. 1

Changing priorities shaped Susana Cordova’s relationship with the Denver school board

The relationship between Cordova and the board is more nuanced than the open hostility implied by her supporters.

Opinion: Learning from the 2020 election how to teach democracy

Opinion: Mayor Hancock’s interference harms Denver Public Schools superintendent search

Defiant Colorado restaurants could lose licenses, Gov. Polis says

Numerous Larimer County businesses, including restaurants and breweries, said they will not further restrict the capacity of their operations as the county shifts to Level Red on the state's coronavirus dial.

Denver’s current, former mayors say “dysfunctional” school board mistreated departing Superintendent Susana Cordova

The mayors’ statement echoes a letter signed by 14 former school board members, all of them women, that blames a “hostile work environment” in which the superintendent was “interrupted, talked over, and routinely discounted by board members.”

Opinion: DPS board’s vote delaying science-tech high school fails students, parents

Denver aims to raise awareness of steadily worsening air quality on the Front Range

Metro Denver has this year recorded the highest number of particulate warning days — the form of pollution exacerbated by wildfire smoke — in at least 10 years.

Superintendent Susana Cordova is leaving Denver Public Schools

Susana Cordova returns to her administrative roots, becoming deputy superintendent of leading and learning for a large Texas school district.

Short on staff, Denver assigns campus safety officers to work as classroom aides

Most Denver students are learning online due to rising COVID-19 cases in the city. But Denver Public Schools has kept elementary schools open to serve students in preschool through second grade.

Colorado’s older teachers face a crossroads: Risk coronavirus or retire?

Without statewide data on teacher retirees available, it’s hard to know whether Colorado is seeing more older teachers exit amid the pandemic.

Rising coronavirus cases prompt Denver to retreat from in-person learning for older elementary students

Less than a week after returning most elementary students to the classroom, Denver Public Schools has decided that students in grades 3 through 5 should learn from home until after the Thanksgiving break

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