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Event Center or Pavilion? MCSD Leverages Community Partnerships During Search for Alternative Learning Sites

Work remains ongoing as leadership with the Montrose County School District collaborate with community partners to identify appropriate off-campus facilities for learning ahead of secondary students’ return to 100% in-person instruction. […]

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Special Education Teachers, Families Stress Working Together to Ensure Student Success

As schools work to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher burnout remains a top concern, especially for those in special education. Prompting educators to publish new research that offers tips and strategies that hinge on… […]

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Bayfield Schools Receive $328,000 to Improve Broadband Access

The Bayfield School District will be able to improve student access to broadband with an award of $328,000 in state funding announced last week. Broadband has become an even more vital utility during the coronavirus… […]

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It’s Been One Year Since Students Started Widespread Distance Learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged across Colorado, hundreds of thousands of the state’s schoolchildren were stuck at home, learning in basements and at kitchen tables. What does this past year mean for their futures—and for… […]

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Colorado School Districts Look at Summer School as Option to Make up for Learning Loss

Now that most school districts in Colorado have resumed some level of in-person learning, questions are turning to how much learning students lost this year, and how to catch up. One idea that’s gaining traction… […]

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Longmont, Colo., Addresses Student Broadband Lack With Grant

A $1.3 million grant from a state program is helping the city of Longmont, Colo., expand broadband Internet service to K-12 students who are currently enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. […]

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‘Culture is Prevention’: Jeffco School District Uses Traditions To Curb Indigenous Teen Drug Use

Every two years, the state conducts the Healthy Kids Colorado survey. It asks teens questions about a range of topics, from their health and home life to substance abuse. Data from the 2019 survey, taken… […]

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Soroco Schools Get $2.9M to Expand Broadband Access for Students, Nearly 1,200 Homes in South Routt

For ninth-grade student Larhae Whaley, online classes are tough, mainly because she has trouble getting online. “Our WiFi does not work great, and it’s kind of sketchy. It has its own mood of when it… […]

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Colorado Educators, Community Leaders Uniting for “Summer Recovery Coalition” to Address Learning Loss

As some school districts begin to consider summer school to help with learning loss, Colorado educators and community leaders are banding together for a unique summer initiative. […]

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Denver Principals Send City Leaders Letter To End Flavored Tobacco Sales

A group of Denver Public School principals want the city to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Two dozen middle and high school principals and school directors sent a letter to Mayor Michael… […]

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Lawmakers, educational authorities begin looking into innovative options for summer learning

Education is top-of-mind for lawmakers on both sides of the aisles this year. With many students falling behind due to virtual learning, a big question for a lot of parents and educators alike is: What… […]

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Gov. Jared Polis Called On By Education Advocates To Tackle Learning Loss This Summer

It’s hard to imagine summer in the middle of a cold front, but the Colorado Education Initiative is looking ahead and asking the state to consider summer recovery for students. […]

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Students asking for help bringing $75,000 Black history curriculum to their school

After advocating for Black history curriculum in Denver Public Schools, four students are nearing their goal. One local donor is the first to join their final push. […]

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What does a “recovery summer” look like? It could include summer academies focused on more than classes.

“Other focus areas include allocating funding directly to families — in a limited way for summer months — so that all children can access summer enrichment and partnering with the state to launch “a one-stop-shop,”… […]

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Schools teach and feed students. As hunger rises, Colorado is racing to ensure kids eat this summer.

Many Colorado students are hungry to return to their classrooms and resume some sense of normalcy after almost a year of coping with the pandemic. And many of those students are just plain hungry. It’s… […]

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