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Boulder Valley School District
August 15, 2018
To close or evolve? As teen birth rates drop, school programs for teen parents face a new landscape
With record-low teen birth rates in Colorado, some school districts are downsizing or closing their teen parent programs. Others have worked to adapt to the times.
July 31, 2018
Can in-house child care keep young teachers in the classroom? These districts want to find out.
To help attract and retain teachers, school districts in Colorado and the nation are increasingly offering in-house child care to district employees.
June 25, 2018
Colorado releases new childhood immunization data: See how your school measures up
Colorado recently released the second version of its school-by-school immunization database.
May 9, 2018
Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year
A Chalkbeat analysis shows that in Colorado last year, special education students in kindergarten through second grade received a disproportionate number of suspensions.
How I Lead
November 20, 2017
Meet Colorado’s distinguished elementary school principal of the year
A Colorado principals talks about she gets to know students, why social and emotional learning is important and who gave her the best advice she’s ever received.
July 21, 2017
Two Colorado districts shift to later high school start times — for very different reasons
The Greeley-Evans school district in northern Colorado will join the Cherry Creek district in suburban Denver in adopting later high school start times this fall.
May 1, 2017
Five Colorado districts get grants to boost student and staff mental health
Five Colorado school districts will receive grants from Kaiser Permanente to fund mental health efforts for students and staff.
February 16, 2017
Silence, empty seats and solidarity in Colorado schools for a “Day Without Immigrants”
Attendance was down at many schools across Colorado as communities took part in a nationwide protest called a “Day Without Immigrants” Thursday.
catching some zzzzs
January 19, 2017
One Colorado district moving toward later high school start times — maybe — while another shelves the idea
Of the two large Colorado school districts that were actively exploring later high school start times for the 2017-18 school year, one is moving ahead and one has dropped the idea for now.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Beyond the three Rs: Schools sharpen focus on social and emotional learning in 2016
Colorado educators are increasingly focusing on social and emotional skills to help improve student achievement and outcomes.
November 18, 2016
‘You’ve got to be able to talk about it.’ Getting beyond taunts and walkouts after Trump’s victory
Colorado educators say many students responded to the emotionally fraught presidential election outcome with civil conversations and honest questions.
October 3, 2016
Will school districts make the difference in the legal fight against TABOR, Colorado’s tax law?
Denver, Pueblo and Boulder Valley school boards are among those joining the five-year-old legal challenge.
By the numbers
June 29, 2016
Six charts that explain who’s getting vaccinated in Colorado — and who’s not
These six charts use data from Chalkbeat's 2016 immunization database to flesh out trends and trouble spots in 30 Colorado school districts.
Put to the test
April 29, 2016
How Colorado districts comply with state law speaks volumes about their views on testing
With the state’s official testing window closing, the coming months will provide a clearer picture of how the new testing law impacted participation and other issues.
Don't be a stranger
March 16, 2016
Join a club, get to know a teacher: one school’s push for success starts with relationships
Extracurricular participation and strong student-teacher relationships aren't left to chance at Louisville Middle. School leaders say they're critical to student success.
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