Posted inEducation, News

Access to high-quality Colorado schools varies by ZIP code, report says

Access to high-quality schools varies significantly across Colorado, a new report has found,  with low-income families and people in rural areas less likely to have a school with high test scores within reasonable driving distance. The report from Ready Colorado, a conservative education advocacy group that supports school choice, puts numbers to education disparities and […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, News

Aurora will offer its 4,000 teachers two coronavirus tests a month come fall. Will other school districts follow?

Gary Community Investment Company and The Piton Foundation on Tuesday said they will invest up to $1 million in testing every Aurora Public Schools teacher for COVID-19 every two weeks during the school year, the foundation of a sophisticated new tracking system that could dramatically improve the district’s ability to monitor the potential of a […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Four in 10 college-bound graduates don’t make it to the first day of class. Students need more support to stay on the degree path.

I work in education, so most people assume I’m on vacation during the summer. In fact, it’s my busiest time. I’m a college adviser for the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF). I work with colleges, universities and college-bound graduates to help ensure they thrive academically and realize their dream of earning a college degree. This type […]

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Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.

By Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado Some Aurora students are aging out of local schools — often because of an incorrect birthdate on their immigration documents. “I had several students who were about to age out and they had no idea,” Kati Van Sicklen, a teacher at Aurora Central High School, told Chalkbeat. “Specifically for the […]