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Vaccinated Colorado teachers won’t have to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, governor says

After Colorado teachers and child care workers are fully vaccinated, they will no longer have to quarantine after exposure to COVID, Gov. Jared Polis and State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy said Tuesday. It’s still not entirely clear when educators will be vaccinated on a large scale. The Denver Post reported Monday that Colorado National Guard Brig. Gen. Scott […]

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Why Colorado students are still taking the SAT, even though it’s now voluntary

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Despite state school board members deeming the SAT voluntary this year for Colorado high school students, the state education department ordered more than 30,000 test books for about 400 schools to administer it for free in September. Although the Colorado Department of Education could not say how many students took the college […]

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A late surge in demand overwhelms Colorado’s state-sponsored online school

Colorado’s state-sponsored online school has been overwhelmed by demand as a diverse collection of districts turn to the nonprofit provider to serve students whose parents don’t want them in a classroom during the pandemic. Colorado Digital Learning Solutions had to suspend registration just a few days after it opened last week to work through a backlog […]