Union-backed candidates in Jeffco are outspending school board competitors
Jeffco Public Schools is the second largest school district in Colorado, serving about 80,000 students. Three of its five school board seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election.
Aurora and Denver school boards discuss pay for board members
In Colorado, school board members serve as volunteers, and have not been allowed to be compensated for their time. But a law passed in April changed that.
Students at Denver high school targeted by racist, antisemitic graffiti try to rally forward
On what was meant to be a light-hearted pajama day, George Washington High School students grappled with fallout from swastikas, racist epithets and hateful rhetoric scrawled on campus over the weekend.
Colorado is still struggling to attract kids to its school COVID testing program
As the number of students tested under the state program (slowly) grows, so does the number of kids testing positive for the virus
Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism
A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti
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
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Evaluating Amendment 78, Propositions 119 and 120 and select local initiatives
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.
Opinion: Nearly 50 years since schools opened to developmentally disabled children, segregation persists
Inclusion and integration in our schools means we must invest in training our teachers
Desperate phone calls and long waitlists as Colorado parents struggle to find child care
Groups that help Colorado families find child care say the pandemic has made things harder than ever
Local school boards — from Colorado to Ohio — emerge as hot races in November election
Parental protests over COVID-19-related mask mandates, gender-neutral bathrooms, and teachings about racial history, sexuality and social-emotional learning are being leveraged into full-fledged board takeover campaigns
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.
Special ed questions on Colorado charter school applications violate federal law, complaints allege
With accreditation at stake, Adams 14 school district and its external manager remain at odds
The state asked for written proof in the form of a joint report that Adams 14 and MGT, its private managers, would resume cooperation
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
Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says
Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month
Beloved former high school in Commerce City will be demolished after enduring fire, squatters and a meth lab
The former high school has been empty since 2009 when the district moved high school students to a new building off of Quebec Parkway
Denver high school students protest outside DPS offices calling for removal of board member Tay Anderson
Students from across Colorado's largest district held a walkout Monday morning, insisting they feel unsafe and want DPS to do more to protect them.
Investigators couldn’t back up sexual assault claims against Tay Anderson, but found he flirted with underage student
Denver Public Schools Board of Education will meet Friday to consider a censure of Anderson, who was at the center of a six-month investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
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.