- Denver Public Schools shifts more students to remote learning following COVID-19 surge
- Oct 28, 7:15 AM: DPS makes decision after city imposes tighter community restrictions.
- Area superintendents pen letter to state asking to push back standardized testing
- Oct 22, 5:49 AM: Area schools are pleading with the state to put a hold on most state required testing because of the pandemic.
- Editorial: Teachers unions — far afield from education
- > Oct 21, 7:46 AM: And when it comes to helping elect union-friendly school boards, it's nothing more than a matter of taking care of business and looking out for their interests. It just so happens those interests don't often appear to include
- “They silenced us”: Colorado parents-turned-teachers want schools, lawmakers to give them a voice
- Oct 19, 8:43 AM: Even as many parents have become their child’s lead educator during the coronavirus, they feel muted in conversations about schooling.
- Merit Academy founders submit 475-page application for proposed Woodland Park charter school
- Oct 13, 8:18 AM: The proposed Merit Academy moved a step closer this month to opening a K-10 charter school in Woodland Park next year.
- Unsatisfied with district options, some Summit County parents move to homeschool
- > Oct 5, 6:05 AM: During a school year unlike any other, parents are having to make a lot of choices. For an increasing minority, that choice has been to homeschool their children. While official enrollment numbers for Summit School District are not
- With Enrollment Down In Some Colorado School Districts, Polis Asks For Community Support
- > Sep 30, 6:10 AM: Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday urged Colorado families to enroll their children in school as some school districts report a sharp decline in the number of students enrolled. Enrollment is down particularly among younger students and
- Denver weighs the tension between school autonomy and teacher job protections
- Sep 29, 5:52 AM: A debate about freeing schools to design their own programs, and whether teachers should give up hard-won contract rights in the process, is bubbling over in Denver.
- Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to close. Again.
- Sep 28, 7:07 AM: Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub
- “At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up
- Sep 25, 7:33 AM: The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.
- Durango School District 9-R bond passage would fund charter schools
- Sep 24, 5:46 AM: Board approves $2.5 million each for Animas High, Mountain Middle and The Juniper School
- EDITORIAL: Unions plan a merger to protect the establishment
- > Sep 17, 7:37 AM: Make no mistake, together or apart the teachers unions run public schools. They control the administration, determine who is on the school board, and therefore what is taught in classrooms. They control a system in which 50% of
- Editorial: Time for Denver’s school board to refocus
- > Sep 16, 7:32 AM: Denver parents and other stakeholders in our community’s schools will be watching how well — and, we hope, how swiftly — the district’s leadership is able to navigate the transition back to in-person learning for children locked out
- Stuck in online school, an 8-year-old started an in-person reading program
- > Sep 11, 8:47 AM: Without in-person school because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Johara sought to teach and engage children while being safe. The 8-year-old’s solution was a small reading program that would occur twice per week in her front
- In-Person learning: Why some families are transferring out of virtual classrooms
- Sep 11, 7:34 AM: More than 150 students are back to in-person learning at Globe Charter School in Colorado Springs, something Jan Edwards is thankful for, for her granddaughters.
- Charter school enrollment increases as school year begins
- > Sep 4, 6:25 AM: With a hybrid schedule for students, the days they're learning in person include breaks outside, cleaning desks before and after using them, and masks in the classroom. Their return to learning and the programs it focuses on with
- Proposed new charter public school seeks approval to launch in Woodland Park
- Sep 1, 7:03 AM: Proposed by a group of parents led by Nicole Waggoner, Kimberly Porter, John Dill and Jason Ledlie, the nonprofit school would offer what is known as a classical education.
- Thousands of kids in Colorado’s largest school districts didn’t show up for spring remote learning.
- Aug 26, 5:44 AM: Districts have devoted part of the summer to trying to regain contact with families who fell out of touch. They’ve called, texted and even visited homes.
- BVSD charter schools trying some in-person options
- > Aug 26, 5:27 AM: About a third of the 100 students enrolled at the Gunbarrel charter school requested to attend an in-person study hall on campus. About 15 students a day have “passes” to attend their online classes while spread out through the
- As Denver Public Schools start online, some children gather in 'learning pods'
- > Aug 25, 7:20 AM: Monday is the first day of instruction for Denver Public Schools. As thousands of the district's students begin the year online, some parents have gathered their children into what has become known as 'learning pods.' The goal is to