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“Lives are at stake”: Students, teachers plead for Denver schools to do more in face of rising gun violence

Denver’s homicide count has been on an upward trend since 2005, though it’s still not as high as in the mid-1990s

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What happened to free? Colorado Gov. Polis has changed how he talks about preschool

There are big challenges to paying for preschool in Colorado, a state that does not fully fund its K-12 education system and only this year started paying for full-day kindergarten

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Most Colorado teacher prep programs don’t teach reading well, report says. University leaders don’t buy it.

While many higher education leaders discount the report as an unreliable gauge of whether teacher prep programs adequately train teachers on reading instruction, there’s no debate that far too many children struggle with reading

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Denver school board to parents: It’s important to store guns safely at home

The resolution says research shows secure firearm storage is associated with large reductions in the risk of self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries among children

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Five takeaways from Colorado’s 2019-20 student census

Colorado’s public school enrollment nudged up this year — propelled by changes in full-day kindergarten, according to official numbers released Thursday.

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More Colorado students are graduating from high school, even if it takes more time

Statewide, Colorado’s 81.1% graduation rate still leaves the state below the national average

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Colorado delays final decision on HOPE Online, but steers away from closure

HOPE’s elementary has received one of the two lowest ratings from the state for nine years now, despite a state-ordered improvement plan in 2017

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School choice: What is it and how does it work in Colorado?

At its most basic, school choice means students can request to attend any public school in Colorado for free, even across district lines.

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Vaping waste is a whole new headache for schools and cities, including in Colorado

Vaping also has created a less discussed new environmental problem in discarded pens and the abundant pods that come with them