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Colorado’s rules on reading curriculum apply to Aurora, but that was news to district officials

Some Aurora schools will have to switch to a new reading curriculum to comply with a state law requiring science-backed reading materials — even though district leaders initially denied that they would have to change. About one-third of the district’s elementary and K-8 schools use a program that has been soundly rejected by state reviewers. […]

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Colorado school districts start announcing plans to return to in-person in January

Following a new push from state officials, several school districts Tuesday announced plans to bring students back to in-person learning in January. District leaders called the plans tentative, and urged their communities to help COVID transmission continue to decrease so that schools can remain open once students return. The plans in Aurora, Adams 14, and […]

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Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown

School districts in Colorado will not have to meet minimum days or hours of instruction this school year. That’s a key piece of guidance that the Colorado Department of Education provided to state superintendents late last week as they navigate new realities in the face of closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “This […]