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Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. But one town bucks the trend.

Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, a rate that’s about five percentage points below the state average

Education

A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.

Education

These four states already have universal preschool. What can Colorado learn from them?

Colorado’s universal preschool program will offer 10 hours a week to all 4-year-olds

Education

WATCH: Misinformation vs. The Machine — Tumultuous topics in the classroom

The Colorado Sun and News Literacy Project bring you a three-part series about helping leaders teach others about fact from fiction

Events

Desperate for affordable homes, teachers in Colorado’s high country turn to Habitat for Humanity

The nonprofit is in uncharted territory as it builds permanent homes for educators and other public service workers in Eagle, Summit, Park and Pitkin counties

Education

Colorado lawmakers pledge $100 million for child care

The money would go toward several existing grant programs, including one to help child care providers with operational costs and another to help new providers open and existing providers expand

Education

Applications now open for The Colorado Sun’s 2022 Rise and Shine Journalism Workshop

Up to 25 middle and high school students from across Colorado will be selected to participate in the free virtual summer camp, where they’ll learn what it takes to be a journalist

Education

Democrats on Colorado Board of Education want LGBTQ issues kept in social studies standards

The seven-member State Board plans to take until the end of the year to finalize the curriculum update

Education

State Treasurer Young: Teaching financial literacy in schools can unlock better academic measurement

It’s a life skill that defies the usual “bubble” test

Opinion Columns

Douglas County Superintendent Erin Kane steps into new role under spotlight

Kane is the superintendent of Colorado's third largest school district, overseeing nearly 90 schools, 64,000 students and 8,600 employees

Education

Colorado school districts are hiring teachers to start work before they graduate amid educator shortage

Hurting for teachers, resort towns are hiring more educators who don’t yet have a degree. It’s a practice some worry could be “abused.”

Education

A Longmont farm wants to teach people how to grow food under solar panels

Jack’s Solar Garden will use $40,000 from the Boulder County Sustainability Tax to fund educational initiatives

Energy

Colorado needs preschool teachers. Will these incentives work?

The need for new preschool and child care teachers in Colorado is formidable. State officials estimate that more than 2,000 people — 10% of the workforce — left the field during the last two years.

Education

Did this Colorado transparency law make it easier to understand how schools teach reading?

Parents who fought for the curriculum transparency measure say the state’s databases fall short

Politics and Government

Student teachers are rarely paid. Colorado lawmakers, school leaders want to ensure they’re compensated.

Proponents of House Bill 1220 aim to ease the financial burdens of teachers in training so that more students of color and low-income students can pursue careers in education

Education

Here’s what’s in the $36 billion state budget proposal now being debated by Colorado lawmakers

The spending is unprecedented and doesn’t include $2.8 billion in federal coronavirus aid the legislature is doling out this year

Politics and Government

Douglas County School District board hires more lawyers in lawsuit alleging its majority violated open meetings laws

Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is defending the board now

Education

Higher education faculty in Colorado beg lawmakers to pass collective bargaining rights bill

Adjunct professors across Colorado often live paycheck to paycheck, with some turning to food banks, and want more say in wages and working conditions

Education

No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.

Nearly 30 educators and community members demonstrated outside New America School’s Lakewood campus on Wednesday, calling for the board to recognize a union so that teachers have more of a voice

Education

In the age of social media, a new app aims to help Colorado teens make friends off their phones

The Nod app, piloted across eight school districts, helps students learn ways to form new face-to-face friendships after the pandemic left many isolated and anxious

Education
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