Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Denver’s shrinking school enrollment is an opportunity to improve

The Denver Public School Board just navigated a difficult set of decisions regarding the renewal of 16 of Denver’s 58 charter schools. The DPS charter renewal process and outcome was an exemplar for how to do school authorizing with a focus on student learning, whether charter- or district-managed.  These Denver charter school renewal decisions will […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

Declining birth rates, coupled with COVID disruptions, are driving down enrollment in Colorado public schools

Student enrollment has continued declining across Colorado public schools, with the state counting about 1,200 fewer students in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall than last year, when enrollment in preschool through high school plunged by about 30,000 students. State officials largely attributed last year’s enrollment slump — which was the first of its kind […]

Posted inEducation, News

The pandemic impacted fall enrollment at Colorado community colleges — but not as much as feared

Colorado community college enrollment dipped slightly over last year, an encouraging sign after expectations the pandemic would again deter a larger group of students from attending this fall. The Colorado Community College System saw enrollment decline half a percent this year compared with last year, according to Joe Garcia, system chancellor. And unlike last year, […]