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Desperate for affordable homes, teachers in Colorado’s high country turn to Habitat for Humanity

The nonprofit is in uncharted territory as it builds permanent homes for educators and other public service workers in Eagle, Summit, Park and Pitkin counties


Colorado school districts are hiring teachers to start work before they graduate amid educator shortage

Hurting for teachers, resort towns are hiring more educators who don’t yet have a degree. It’s a practice some worry could be “abused.”


Colorado needs preschool teachers. Will these incentives work?

The need for new preschool and child care teachers in Colorado is formidable. State officials estimate that more than 2,000 people — 10% of the workforce — left the field during the last two years.


WATCH: Misinformation vs. The Machine — How to tell fact from fiction

The Colorado Sun and News Literacy Project bring you a three-part series about helping leaders teach others about fact from fiction.


Student teachers are rarely paid. Colorado lawmakers, school leaders want to ensure they’re compensated.

Proponents of House Bill 1220 aim to ease the financial burdens of teachers in training so that more students of color and low-income students can pursue careers in education


Higher education faculty in Colorado beg lawmakers to pass collective bargaining rights bill

Adjunct professors across Colorado often live paycheck to paycheck, with some turning to food banks, and want more say in wages and working conditions


No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.

Nearly 30 educators and community members demonstrated outside New America School’s Lakewood campus on Wednesday, calling for the board to recognize a union so that teachers have more of a voice


Democrats formalize plan for expanded preschool, early childhood department. But will Colorado have enough teachers?

Nearly 63,200 children will be eligible for Colorado's expanded preschool program in 2023


Despite pushback, Colorado will enforce K-3 teacher training on reading as planned

About 23,000 early elementary teachers must complete the 45-hour teacher training, either by taking a free online course or completing other state-approved options


Wanted: Retired teachers to return to Colorado classrooms

House Bill 1101 expands and makes permanent a program begun in 2017. It would allow classroom teachers, aides, bus drivers, food service workers, and nurses to go back to work for up to six years while still receiving their full pension benefits.

Politics and Government

Free school meals for all? Colorado lawmakers want to make that a reality

Colorado lawmakers of both parties have concerns about the cost of the proposal — an estimated $118 million a year — when the state has many other unmet education needs


Drew Litton: With a new majority on the Douglas County school board, things got Goofy


Most Colorado school districts ditch mask mandates

The change mirrors decisions in previously COVID-cautious blue states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Oregon that have also dropped school mask requirements


Colorado’s teacher evaluation system could see big changes

Senate Bill 70 would reduce the weight given to measures of student academic growth from 50% to 30% of an educators’ evaluation


Learning to save lives at 16: Denver teens train to become EMTs amid Colorado shortage

Denver South High School and Denver Health have teamed up to expose high schoolers to careers in emergency medicine as the pandemic drains hospital resources


Littwin: All it took was hours of dysfunction for the DougCo school board to fire a superintendent 

Four new conservative members asserted themselves in dismissing Corey Wise. Now we can expect the culture wars to grow even hotter.

Opinion Columns

Douglas County schools cancel classes Thursday ahead of teacher rally

District activities, sports and events will go on as planned unless respective coaches or directors notified families otherwise


Polis defends lowering preschool teacher requirements, says it’s “small piece” of state’s expansion plan 

Critics of the scaled-back standards worry that they’ll put inexperienced teachers in classrooms, undermining the quality of preschool programs


“The only piece of their life that’s normal”: Schools are scrambling to help 800 kids displaced by the Marshall fire

Boulder Valley School District, already struggling to staff school buses, has had to create a new bus route and change others to pick up students affected by the fire


“Is this another fire?”: Sisters haunted by the loss of their home in Marshall fire now face returning to school

Boulder Valley School District to reopen Wednesday despite petition signed by 5,200 calling for delay.

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