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Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.

A bipartisan bill seeks to meet the costs of intensive tutoring across districts. Lawmakers say they’ll need more funds from the Colorado Department of Education.

Education

Opinion: The LEAP ballot initiative can help Colorado kids soar

Colorado has a unique opportunity to help our kids, our educators and our schools succeed, and we must seize this moment to make a difference in their lives.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: A Colorado education leader sees opportunity emerging from the COVID-19 chaos

Over the last year, in too many communities across the country, closed public systems have lurched from one crisis to the next, failing to either solve present challenges or imagine a different future.

Opinion Columns

Colorado is on track to give teens three free therapy sessions to help them cope with coronavirus

House Bill 1258 sets aside $9 million for the historic effort that would be available for Coloradans 18 and under through June 2022

Health

Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors

Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay. But they’re not putting any money in it.

Think of it like a pressure point for state lawmakers, who no longer will be able to solely blame districts for teacher pay if Senate Bill 172 passes

Education

Tay Anderson violated Denver Public Schools’ policy against retaliation in 2018, document shows

The 2018 retaliation finding is separate from allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Tay Anderson

Education

Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring following federal approval

Lawmakers also are seeking another waiver to pause accountability tied to the tests, whose results could threaten struggling districts

Education

Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance

About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.

Education

Opinion: Colorado charter schools stand out during a hard year for public education

The pandemic has caused many of our state’s students to regress. Innovative programs like the ones our charter schools have proposed can be an important step to mitigating that impact.

Opinion Columns

Children of color are much more likely to face harsh school discipline. A Colorado bill seeks to change that.

More than 4,000 Colorado students were ticketed or arrested for a nonviolent misdemeanor at schools in the 2017-18 school year

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s Teacher of the Year on why we need to put CMAS standardized testing on pause in our schools

While I’m grateful that Colorado legislators introduced a measure to cut back on the number of tests to give students some relief, it doesn’t go far enough.

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.

Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.

Education

Opinion: Student engagement, relevance should be Colorado’s benchmark for school funding — including learning outside classroom walls

Seat time is the most convenient way for school districts to ensure requirements are met and thus not compromise funding, but it is not always the best way to serve students’ educational goals.

Opinion Columns

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

Carman: COVID has revealed systemic injustice that we all finally must face

Building back better means confronting the systemic racism and misogyny that has created an underclass of essential workers

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The election, the Capitol attack and Black Lives Matter come to a kindergarten classroom in rural Colorado

How do I embrace the politics of our world and translate them as opportunities for learning and engagement for my students? I choose purpose and intention.

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience

They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.

Education

UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs

Students are integrated into classes, dorms, jobs and community life at the University of Northern Colorado. “Let them show you what they can do,” one educator says.

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