education

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on the fifth day?

As more Colorado school districts cut back to just four days a week in the face of financial pressures, many parents are looking for ways to fill that fifth day — they hope with meaningful learning outside the classroom.

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Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Hero students like Kendrick Castillo highlight a shift in guidance on how to respond to a school shooting

A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach of training people to fight back, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario

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Anonymous complaint alleged issues at STEM School months before deadly shooting. Officials say it was uncorroborated.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it has an open investigation into at least one of the allegations in the complaint, which came in a phone call to a top district official

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Beyond test scores: Colorado experiments create alternatives for rating schools

These pilot programs would supplement, not replace regular state ratings, which are primarily based on student performance on standardized tests

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.

Last year, lead Colorado preschool teachers in district-run schools made $30,500 on average -- nearly $22,000 less than public elementary school teachers

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

At 100-day mark, Gov. Jared Polis evaluates his campaign promises and toughest moments

Early missteps initially impeded the Democratic governor's ambitious legislative agenda, but now much of it appears poised to pass

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Most Americans believe schools have become less safe in the 20 years since Columbine, poll shows

Half of Americans blame students being bullied a great deal for school shootings. Roughly a third say the same of the internet and television, music and video games.