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As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.
Online classes aren’t going anywhere, but thousands of Colorado students still don’t have internet access
Student demand for laptops and Chromebooks has dropped but districts are still questioning how to reach all their kids with reliable internet.
The district will open up all schools to students this fall but will keep an option of online schooling on the table.
How much should the state spend to learn how far Colorado kids have fallen behind during the pandemic?
Ten education organizations hope the state will invest in a diagnostic assessment for kids. A group that includes parents and teachers insists resources for the classroom and students need funding instead.
A coalition of education advocates want federal CARES Act dollars spent to measure where Colorado K-12 students stand academically as they return to class this fall.
College leaders say the change will align resources to state goals and help encourage institutions to provide resources for the neediest students to complete their education
The state budget includes a $200 million IOU for unspecified legislation that will eliminate tax breaks or raise fees, leaders said
Schools will look drastically different to Colorado teachers and their students. The state has offered guidance on how to carry out the changes and keep everyone safe.