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A rural Colorado high school’s aerospace class is paving the runway for a new generation of pilots

Calhan Public High School students recently took a field trip 1,000 feet above the ground, escorted by pilots wanting to open their eyes to a career in aviation.

Education

Many Colorado families struggle to afford pricey summer camps. A nonprofit is footing the bill for hundreds.

ReSchool Colorado will connect nearly 800 kids to summer learning and fun, helping them overcome an opportunity gap that extends from the school year into summer.

Education

Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall

Education

Colorado school board members could get paid under bill heading to the governor

The bill does not require school districts to pay board members.

Education

Colorado’s teacher shortage may worsen coming out of the pandemic. Could $13M stop the trend?

A bipartisan bill seeks to build up the future workforce with middle and high schoolers, veterans and mid-career professionals and keep them in classrooms long term.

Education

Biden administration gives Colorado a break from pushing change in low-performing schools

Education

Schools and nursing homes drive increase in Colorado coronavirus outbreaks

Coronavirus

Opinion: We need safer air in Colorado’s schools — but let’s be careful how we get there

Investments in indoor air quality can dramatically improve health for students, teachers, and school staff for the rest of this pandemic and the next generation.

Opinion Columns

Colorado lawmaker may allow school districts, universities to name just one finalist for their top job

House Bill 1051 would repeal a portion of public records law that says if three or fewer applicants meet the minimum qualifications for a job, all of them should be considered finalists

Education

A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.

A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion

Education

Colorado effort to significantly reduce student tickets and arrests is withdrawn by sponsors

Senate Bill 182 would have prevented all students from being referred to police, ticketed, or arrested for misdemeanors, petty offenses, and municipal code violations

Politics and Government

Colorado’s school custodians clean through staff shortages and uncertainty to keep buildings safe

Tony Arnold, Jeffco’s director of custodial services, said he wouldn’t describe the past year as changing the job, but just some of the focus

Education

Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance

About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.

Education

Children of color are much more likely to face harsh school discipline. A Colorado bill seeks to change that.

More than 4,000 Colorado students were ticketed or arrested for a nonviolent misdemeanor at schools in the 2017-18 school year

Education

Coronavirus is straining Colorado kids’ mental health. The state hopes free counseling sessions will help.

Two plans have been floated to address increased instances of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts among school-age children and, in some cases, their teachers.

Education

Carman: COVID has revealed systemic injustice that we all finally must face

Building back better means confronting the systemic racism and misogyny that has created an underclass of essential workers

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience

They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.

Education

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

Colorado families ask for statewide school cannabis access

Many parents grew emotional at a Senate Education Committee hearing as they explained the difficulties their children face trying to take their medicinal cannabis doses while in school

Health

Should every Colorado kid get a mental health exam after enduring coronavirus? It won’t be easy.

Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, isn’t sure how to accomplish the logistics, but she thinks her idea is a matter of school safety and statewide health

Education
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