The increase in the state’s graduation rate marks a turnaround from 2021, when the rate fell for the first time in more than a decade.
Laura Pritchett: Graduates, embrace that wonderful “catastrophe” called life
Congratulations, Colorado graduates. This month, you are graduating from high school or college or trade school, and soon many of you will find yourselves wearing some cheap-silk robe thing and a wackadoodle hat, which you’d never be caught dead in otherwise. On top of this atrocity, you will also be subjected to an ancient tradition, […]
Colorado’s graduation rates fell last year. The drop was worse among students of color.
Colorado’s high school graduation rate fell for the first time in more than a decade in 2021, according to the Colorado Department of Education. A total of 81.7% of the class of 2021 graduated last spring, down from 81.9% of the class of 2020. The data shows wide graduation rate discrepancies between races and economic […]
Colorado had a record graduation rate in 2020 despite coronavirus. But the pandemic may hamper future classes.
Colorado’s high school graduation rate climbed to a record 81.9% in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic closing schools from mid-March through the end of the academic year. Data released on Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Education shows that the state’s Class of 2020 continued a trend of increasing graduation rates over the past decade, […]
I ache for the 2020 high school and college seniors who missed graduation traditions
COVID-19 Commencement Instead offuzzy dicerosary beadsTibetan bellscrystals amuletssunglassesparking permits and 2020 tassels face masks now hangfrom rear-view mirrors. MORE: See all of our Write On, Colorado entries and learn how to submit your own here. Andrea Doray is an author, poet and essayist who advocates for free speech, freedom of the press and funny stories. She lives […]
Coronavirus stole traditions and passages. But we can let love — and the moon — connect us.
Today, I mailed a package to my daughter. She will soon be celebrating her first birthday since moving to New York City and she’ll spend it in isolation in her apartment. I also drove across town and dropped off a present for a friend who turned 79 today. I put the gift bag on the […]
So many plans dissolved by coronavirus. But we gained a gift — adaptability.
In October of last year, my boyfriend brought me to a beautiful overlook of an aspen grove and asked me to marry him. By January of this year, we had completed all the necessary paperwork for our summer adventure: hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a 2,600-mile thru-hike from Mexico to Canada. By February, we […]