K-12 education

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Here’s how Colorado’s October student count will change to preserve school-district funding

A district’s student count factors into how much state funding it’s given. As in past years, the state will offer a financial safety net to districts that lose students.

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With Colorado schools resuming classes amid coronavirus, the outdoors provides a safe place to learn

Nonprofits like Big Green and Thorne Nature Experience are helping ensure kids have access to learning experiences outside

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Colorado students are improving in literacy — possibly to the detriment of their math skills. That’s bad for the economy.

A statewide look at student assessments suggests Colorado school districts have sacrificed math skills to meet state literacy goals.

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Colorado students may shuffle school districts during coronavirus, leaving a financial mess in their wake

Gov. Jared Polis, education advocates and some state lawmakers anticipate a spike in families utilizing Colorado’s open-enrollment process, which allows them to join any school district throughout the state

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These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

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Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.

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Colorado issues guidance on when coronavirus should prompt a school closure as governor calls in-person learning “reasonably safe”

The guidance comes as Gov. Jared Polis says it’s “reasonably safe” for children to return to schools for in-person learning. Polis said his own children will be returning to classes.

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Students struggle to learn in the face of trauma. Colorado school districts’ first lesson for them this fall: how to cope.

Recognizing how much kids’ lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19, school leaders are prioritizing their social-emotional wellbeing.