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Colorado’s graduation rates fell last year. The drop was worse among students of color.

White students saw their graduation rates climb, while rates fell among Black, Hispanic, Native, migrant and homeless students

Education

3 students shot in Aurora high school parking lot

The shooting came after six students from another Aurora high school were shot and injured Monday at a park near their school

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Widen and shorten the path to citizenship

From my view in the classroom, I can see our current policies tearing families apart

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Schools should prioritize teaching youth about sexual consent

It’s just as important as reading, writing, and math, and it’s a key to reducing sexual assault

Opinion Columns

Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids

The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.

News

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

Opinion: A Colorado high schooler’s lament about Advanced Placement classes and almighty curriculum

Opinion Columns

Fall high school sports in Colorado undecided amid coronavirus

California, New Mexico, Hawaii and other states have already decided to postpone their fall sport seasons until December or the beginning of 2021

Coronavirus

Graduation rates could suffer after lawmakers cut a program to help Colorado kids entering high school

The Ninth Grade Success Grant program has been critical in helping schools hire staff to assist freshmen and track their academic progress

Education

Coronavirus stole their last months of high school in Colorado, and a long list of traditions

From prom to graduation to just hanging out with friends, Colorado seniors are missing out on some final moments. But they say this isn’t the worst thing that’s happened to the class of 2020.

Coronavirus

More Colorado students are graduating from high school, even if it takes more time

Statewide, Colorado’s 81.1% graduation rate still leaves the state below the national average

Education

Denver to change curriculum that educators said “eliminates the Native American perspective”

The changes come after a Denver high school principal, who is a member of the Klamath tribe of Oregon, expressed horror with the curriculum — and frustration that it hadn’t yet been changed

Education

Charter school network STRIVE Prep to close northwest Denver high school in possible sign of what’s to come

STRIVE’s decision is significant because after years of rapid growth, demographers predict enrollment in Denver Public Schools will soon begin to shrink

Education

Colorado teens are switching from smoking marijuana to eating it, study shows

State and federal surveys have found teen use of marijuana remained relatively stable since Colorado began allowing adults to buy and use marijuana in 2014

News