schools

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Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats

Some Colorado districts are evaluating an average of four threats per school day. Administrators say the process is sound, but others worry students' civil rights are trampled in the rush to protect schools from liability.

From the Editor: Columbine memories bind us together 20 years later, as do the issues that grew out of tragedy

Larry Ryckman was assistant managing editor at The Associated Press when the Columbine High School massacre happened in 1999. He directed news coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath "for many long days and nights."

Opinion
Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Should Colorado teens get a vote in school board elections? These legislators think so

If passed, the legislation would make Colorado the first state in the nation to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board elections

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

To boost student attendance and well-being, more Colorado schools ask: “Need help with laundry?”

There’s no official count of schools that offer students or families access to on-site laundry facilities — but at least a half-dozen in Colorado do

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver teachers are heading back to class, but their strike revealed a national divide over bonus pay

Teachers say the bonus system is complicated and can leave them guessing at what their earnings will be

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s school finance system is broken. Is Amendment 73 the answer?

A Colorado Sun analysis of U.S. Census and Colorado school finance data found that today’s system transfers wealth not from the rich to the poor, or from urban areas to rural, but seemingly at random -- and often to the benefit of the state’s wealthiest communities