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New Colorado coronavirus guidelines could mean fewer school quarantines, more in-person learning

New Colorado state guidance could mean fewer teachers have to quarantine at home after a positive case of COVID-19 at their school, allowing more classrooms to stay open. The guidance, released Wednesday, comes after district superintendents advocated for increased flexibility on who to send home when students or staff members test positive. The new rules […]

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Thousands of kids in Colorado’s largest school districts didn’t show up for spring remote learning. The race is on to find them.

Colorado’s largest schools lost contact with thousands of students during spring remote learning prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Colorado Sun survey of the state’s largest districts, and are now rewriting attendance protocols and scrambling to acquire technology to make sure it doesn’t happen again.   Districts fell out of touch with students’ families […]

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Classrooms will be risky. Virtual learning falls short. How are Colorado parents choosing?

Across the metro area, parents of schoolchildren are stressing out as they weigh school district options to either send their students back to classrooms, or continue online learning. Parents say that as school start dates approach, they wish they had more details about what school might look like during a pandemic. And for some metro-area […]

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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 […]

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Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

When the General Assembly two years ago agreed to study the state’s dysfunctional property tax code, reform advocates were optimistic that years of warnings would finally lead to action. A bipartisan panel came up with a variety of options to repeal and replace the Gallagher Amendment, the constitutional measure that for decades has squeezed essential […]