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Editorial: More School Testing Needed? Better Ways to Spend Limited Funds?
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Jun 30, 5:59 AM: Over the past 20 years, Colorado — and most US states — have been holding K-12 schools accountable for student growth by administering tests in reading and math on an annual basis. But the annual testing, scheduled for >
Denver charter schools received $16 million in federal coronavirus aid for small businesses
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Jun 29, 8:19 AM: Denver charter schools received a total of $16 million in federal coronavirus relief funds meant to help keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic, according to a memo prepared by Denver Public Schools staff at the >
Two Rivers School drops charter bid with Roaring Fork District, for now
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Jun 26, 6:51 AM: The state-chartered Two Rivers Community School in Glenwood Springs is withdrawing its application to reauthorize under the local school district due to the uncertain school finance fallout from the pandemic response. >
All-boys charter school for students of color pitches program to Cherry Creek school district
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Jun 24, 7:50 AM: An out-of-state charter management organization submitted early paperwork this month to open a school tailored for boys of color in the Cherry Creek School District.
Union Preserves Teacher Raises As Denver Public Schools Tries To Salvage Its ‘Unprecedented Budgetary Shortfall’
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Jun 22, 7:40 AM: Denver’s teachers’ union has successfully fought back attempts to freeze pay raises it won after a historic 3-day strike last February, even as Colorado’s largest school district faces an unprecedented budget shortfall. >
Denver Public Schools asks teachers union to rework contract amid COVID-19 budget cliff
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Jun 17, 7:00 AM: Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova sent a letter to the Denver Classroom Teacher Association President Tiffany Choi Tuesday, explaining the unprecedented circumstances.
Colorado Online School Seeing Increased Enrollment Due To Coronavirus
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Jun 11, 7:04 AM: Online schools are seeing an increase in attendance as the coronavirus pandemic leaves uncertainty over the 2020-2021 school year. Colorado Connections Academy, a K-12, fully accredited online school has seen a spike in >
Opinion: For successful remote learning, parents need teacher support
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Jun 10, 6:43 AM: From my perspective, the single most important factor in the success of home learning is teacher engagement. Given that most parents are not trained educators, parents need support from teachers to implement online >
Opinion: Cyberschools lead the way in navigating COVID-19
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Jun 3, 8:04 AM: There is one model that people tend to forget about that has delivered continuity in education during COVID-19. That model is cyberschool.
Opinion: A Season of Educational Confusion
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Jun 1, 7:42 AM: The Colorado League of Charter Schools hosted a ‘question-and-answer’ event on Friday morning, May 29, to help charter organizers understand the educational options that might — or might not — be available this coming >
BVSD updates fall school plans, focuses on hybrid model
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Jun 1, 6:31 AM: The Boulder Valley School District recently updated its plans for the fall, providing more details for a scenario that mixes remote and in-person learning when school resumes.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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. >

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