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Douglas County School District’s equity policy keeps drawing parent blowback

A handful of parents even say they are pulling children out of Douglas County School District

Education

Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.

More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.

Education

Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

Education

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.

Education

Jeffco to adopt new reading curriculum, push more uniform approach

The switch will consume as much as 2% of Jeffco Schools' $806 million budget. And it's not the only large metro district out of compliance with state curriculum quality laws.

Education

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.

Education

Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to close. Again.

Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub

Education

“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up

The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.

Education

Coronavirus closures: Denver-area districts cancel in-person classes the rest of the school year

The announcements follow a decision by Gov. Jared Polis to close schools for in-person instruction until at least April 30.

Education

For Colorado’s youngest students, attention span is just as important as academics in remote learning

As school districts shift to online learning in response to the coronavirus, technology will be critical in maintaining classroom relationships

Education

STEM School Highlands Ranch security guard reaches agreement with DA for firing gun, wounding students

Shamson Sundara was not supposed to have a gun on campus. He fired two rounds during the May 7 attack on the school.

Crime and Courts

Carman: If it weren’t for Megan Rapinoe, we’d be up “Schitt’s Creek”

Opinion Columns

Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

Politics and Government

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Sun Investigation

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Crime and Courts

STEM School, site of fatal shooting, secures five-year charter renewal after contentious battle

The Douglas County Public Schools superintendent will conduct a two-year compliance review to make sure the institution has addressed safety concerns

Education

STEM School has until June 29 to allay concerns and secure extended charter reauthorization

Huge crowd of parents lines up to support 5-year extension. But some worry administrators are using tragedy to deflect scrutiny of safety, finances and child-abuse allegations.

Education

Douglas County School Board may put STEM School, site of fatal shooting, on short leash

School board will decide Tuesday night whether to restrict charter to one year to address threat-assessment reporting, handling of child abuse allegations and other issues

Education

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.

Education

Opinion: Let’s find ways to protect students without placing them at additional risk

Opinion Columns
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