Posted inColoradans, Education, News

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

Most of Stephanie Ernst’s students at New America School in Aurora are immigrants who are still learning English, but after a rash of teacher and staff departures this school year, her students no longer have a Spanish program in which they can practice their first language. Nor do they have a school nurse. Or a […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann, a Republican, jumps into crowded 8th Congressional District primary

Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann, a Republican, has jumped into the crowded 8th Congressional District primary. “I’m an oil and gas engineer, a mayor and a mom,” Kulmann said in a written statement announcing her candidacy Tuesday morning. “Solving problems is what I do. But I also know, sometimes you’ve got to stand up and fight. America is […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, Health, News

A Colorado program introduces students from diverse backgrounds to the medical field. It’s more important than ever.

Mayra Dawkins found her calling as a teenage intern at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, struck by the bonds between doctors and nurses and their young patients. Now as a urology nurse on the Children’s Hospital staff, she seeks to provide the same sense of connection — with a soft spot for children like her, from […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, Growth, News, Water

Watering restrictions work. But only 53% of Colorado cities have them.

By Sarah Kuta, Fresh Water News Despite a stubborn, 20-year drought and reservoirs whose supplies are below normal, Colorado communities remain split on whether to impose permanent outdoor watering restrictions, according to a Fresh Water News analysis of local watering rules. According to the analysis, which examined rules in 15 cities representing the state’s different […]