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Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
April 30, 2019
From dozens of suspensions to one: How this Colorado school stopped removing young children
Changing discipline practices at a suburban Denver elementary school have helped school leaders go from dozens of early elementary suspensions to almost none.
Not the last time
April 17, 2019
After Colorado districts held ‘hostage’ by threats, school leaders look for lessons learned
Closing more than two dozen school districts across Colorado in response to a threat from a single individual was unprecedented, but it might not be…
March 22, 2019
Jeffco postpones later start times for teenagers, but may continue studying the issue
Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass is proposing hiring a person to look more closely at the impacts of later start times on school operations.
How I Teach
January 2, 2019
This Colorado history teacher sees the effects of immigration policy every day — in her worried students
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
Now you see me
December 20, 2018
It takes five clicks to see a charter school in Jeffco’s new enrollment system. Advocates say that’s not fair.
How universal enrollment systems treat different types of schools has been a point of conflict around the country.
November 8, 2018
Jeffco bond measure that had been failing pulls ahead in narrow race
Update: Over the weekend, the bond measure pulled ahead and is currently headed toward passage, with 50.3 percent of the vote. We’ll continue to update…
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
Updated November 7, 2018
Jeffco tax increase to boost teacher salaries passes, while school construction bond fails
District officials said they plan to use the proceeds of this year’s tax measures to raise teacher pay.
October 30, 2018
Jeffco high school highlighted in report on English learner achievement
Bear Creek High School in Jeffco was celebrated for high achievement of students who speak English as a second language.
October 25, 2018
What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
October 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
blue ribbon schools
October 1, 2018
These five Colorado schools won the nation’s top education honor
The U.S. Department of Education recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
September 11, 2018
As 4-year-old preschool programs become the norm, Denver looks to reach 3-year-olds next
The Denver Preschool Program's new spending on 3-year-old classrooms fits with a growing recognition that such investments amplify the impact of 4-year-old preschool programs.
September 6, 2018
Meet Colorado’s six finalists for 2019 Teacher of the Year
Six teachers have been chosen as finalists for Colorado’s 2019 Teacher of the Year award, with the winner set to be announced by Nov. 1.
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