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Colorado families consider permanent online school option
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May 28, 7:05 AM: In March, every school in Colorado abruptly transitioned to online learning in response to the growing pandemic. For students at the Colorado Connections Academy, it was mostly business as usual. The school, a tuition-free online >
Colorado’s largest teachers union discusses ideas to ease education budget cuts
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May 21, 7:15 AM: With the State legislature reconvening next week to figure out how to make up a $3.3 billion shortfall due to COVID-19, the Colorado Education Association is worried the majority of cuts will come from Colorado Public Education >
BVSD shares initial plans for fall, including remote, in-person learning mix
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May 13, 8:01 AM: The Boulder Valley School District has developed five possible scenarios for school in the fall, including a blend of remote and in-person learning that seems to be the most likely model based on current COVID-19 data.
Denver Public Schools likely to mix in-person classes with remote learning beginning in August
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May 8, 6:19 AM: Denver Public Schools announced Thursday that the next academic year is expected to begin on time in August, but likely will consist of a mix of in-person and remote learning in an effort to maintain social distancing and prioritize >
A running start at distance learning
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Apr 30, 7:33 AM: Moving toward competency-based personalized learning before the pandemic has helped Parachute/Battlement Mesa-based Garfield 16 school district, now in its fifth week of distance learning.
New study finds 65,000 Colorado students don’t have internet access to learn from home
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Apr 22, 6:50 AM: A new study released by the Colorado Education Initiative found tens of thousands of Colorado students do not have the tools they need to learn online at home, putting them at risk to fall behind.
In Aurora online learning, students and parents are missing the teacher connection and support
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Apr 14, 6:56 AM: Districts have been handing out technology devices and trying to help families access the internet — two large barriers to remote engagement. But another large barrier that community members in Aurora have cited is >
Union calls on Colorado governor to protect teachers, families
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Apr 9, 7:58 AM: Colorado’s teachers union sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis’ office Wednesday urging him to bypass the local control school districts typically assume and issue statewide mandates on pay and other issues as teachers and students >
92,000 DPS Students Transition To Remote Learning Tuesday
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Apr 7, 7:50 AM: Spring break is over for students at Denver Public Schools. The district will begin remote learning on Tuesday. Earlier this month, DPS announced schools would stay closed through the rest of the school year.
Online learning is harder for some students, so Colorado schools are protecting grades with new policies
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Apr 6, 7:24 AM: The pivot to remote instruction has really highlighted inequities among students, she noted. With students who can’t access technology, who don’t have access to the internet or whose parents are not at home during the day to support >
Schools get lesson in creative teaching
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Apr 2, 5:50 AM: Despite being physically closed, the four public schools in Boulder City have a plethora of learning options for their students. To help maintain instruction for students, the schools are implementing technology in different ways as >
School at home? Here’s advice from students at Denver online academy
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Apr 1, 6:51 AM: Thousands of students across the Front Range are back in school -- kind of.  Remote learning began this week in a number of districts, including Cherry Creek, Aurora and St. Vrain Valley.  But for some students, remote learning is >
Next, We Just Need To Move 900,000 Colorado Students To Remote Learning
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Mar 24, 7:11 AM: Two Colorado school district leaders a stone’s throw from the Nebraska border spoke last week about the massive, immediate paradigm shift in front of them: How were they going to suddenly provide academic instruction and food to >
Local charter school to deliver meals to students during COVID-19 outbreak
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Mar 17, 7:46 AM: Several school districts in Colorado are offering free breakfast or lunch pick-up at school within the district, while class is canceled due to COVID-19, but Pinnacle Charter School is taking a different approach – bringing the food >
Doing education differently: Rampart High to pilot new blended learning model
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Feb 25, 7:49 AM: Later school start times, flexible schedules, moving faster or slower through curriculum and learning by a combination of online and classroom instruction are among the differences in a new program coming in the fall at Rampart High >
A bill is coming that would change enrollment rules for Colorado charter schools. Could it also deter more from opening?
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Feb 20, 9:17 AM: Rep. Shannon Bird plans to introduce legislation that would revamp the application and appeals processes for charter schools. Education groups fear the changes single out charters and put their future in question.
Colorado education board orders HOPE Online to close its elementary operations following low performance
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Feb 14, 6:25 AM: The board vote was 5 to 2. It’s the first time under the current accountability system, in place since 2009, that the State Board has ordered a school closed against its wishes.
Ute Mountain Ute charter moving forward in Towaoc
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Feb 3, 9:37 AM: A prospective Ute Mountain Ute charter school is moving forward, and Towaoc educators may now apply to the Charter School Institute for authorization.
‘School Choice’ allows students to choose their school regardless of where they live
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Jan 20, 6:36 AM: Colorado school districts are pushing to get the word out about a program in our state that allows students to live in one district, but go to school in another.
Poll by conservative education group finds bipartisan support for school choice, charter schools in Colorado
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Jan 14, 6:15 AM: Colorado voters of all stripes want more money to go to education and specifically into teachers’ paychecks, but they don’t want to raise taxes to do it. They’re also broadly supportive of charter schools, school choice, and giving >

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