The decision to close Denver’s Montbello 12 years ago was marked by controversy. The reopening has seen some controversy, too — but also hope.
Una querella federal dice que la ley de opción de escuelas (school choice) de Colorado da demasiada oportunidad para rechazar a estudiantes discapacitados.
The district is exempt from the law because its health plans are self-funded. However, some large employers have provided coverage for fertility treatment.
A five-year federal grant aims to improve Colorado schools’ family engagement, with training for parents and a real voice in school decisions.
The 5280 Freedom School plans to open next fall with kindergarten and first grade, and add grades each year up to fifth grade.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
One student called Denver Public Schools’ actions “an example of performative support of student activism.”
Los niños que hablan español u otros idiomas en el hogar y los provenientes de familias con menos recursos probablemente serán elegibles para 20 horas semanales de preescolar gratis.
Colorado’s youth mental health crisis is complex. One student hopes to make a difference for her classmates.
The federal dollars turned out to be a radical experiment in funding schools based on student need. But it’s coming to an end.
Four Black students allege that Denver Public Schools unlawfully tried to trademark the name of their Know Justice, Know Peace podcast.
The boys attend “affective needs centers,” which are separate classrooms designed to serve students with emotional disabilities.
A coalition of national groups warns the early learning system is approaching ‘a catastrophic funding cliff’
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
Colorado cuenta con grandes brechas de quién termina la universidad. ¿Puede un esfuerzo pospandémico cambiar esta tendencia?
Más coloradenses negros y latinos estaban yendo a la universidad, pero luego llegó la pandemia. Una importante iniciativa busca recuperar el impulso perdido.
The state’s decision to restore accreditation doesn’t affect its order for reorganizing Adams 14.
Community members usually have weeks to review applicants for board member vacancies. This time, Adams 14 withheld names until the last minute.
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A complaint filed with the federal Office for Civil Rights says Colorado’s school choice law gives school very broad leeway to turn away students with disabilities.
Enrollment at the majority of Colorado community colleges increased slightly from the previous year.
Even some middle-income families would be eligible for 20 hours of free preschool — twice the amount promised in law — under proposed rules for universal preschool.
CU Denver’s NXT Gen Teacher Residency program looks to help students return to their community to teach.
These Jeffco parents have already been through a school closure. They have advice on how to help your child through the change. It starts with patience and an open ear.
Estos padres ya han experimentado un cierre escolar, y tienen consejos de cómo ayudar a tus hijos durante el cambio. Todo empieza con paciencia y estando dispuestos a escuchar.
Katherina Lei, a member of Myanmar’s Karen ethnic group, came to the United States as a teenager.
These are Colorado’s first school ratings based on complete test results since 2019.
A judge found that Adams 14 doesn’t have the authority to challenge the State Board’s directed action for reorganization.
Schools without air conditioning in Denver and around Colorado cancel classes as temperatures rise to high 90s.
Chalkbeat spoke with several families. All said they felt push back. Some felt pushed out. The district disputes that the school isn’t accommodating.
Montbello Career and Technical High School would close and the growing Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy would take over the building.
The previous Denver contract was approved after the 2019 teachers strike. District leaders touted the protected planning time and lunches promised in a tentative agreement.
The seven teachers come from several districts and teach a mix of grades and subjects.
Four schools are participating in Colorado’s dyslexia screening pilot program this year, up from three last year.
The Denver school district and teachers union are renegotiating the teacher contract for the first time since a 2019 strike. Here’s where they disagree.
Despite facing familiar challenges — declining enrollment, academic gaps — Denver’s Castro Elementary posted high growth scores on state tests.
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With temperatures climbing into the high 80s during the first week of school, 48 Denver campuses still don’t have air conditioning.
El plomo es una neurotoxina dañina que puede causar discapacidades de aprendizaje y problemas de comportamiento.
In one example from two days of court testimony, Adams 14 described sponsors backing out for 16 international teachers who could have served the community’s Spanish-speaking students.
Fourteen attendance advocates from the Denver-based nonprofit Zero Dropouts are helping the Greeley-Evans district track down missing high schoolers.
While Denver’s white students score near the top in Colorado, its Black and Hispanic students score near the median, resulting in yawning gaps.
The wage gap between Colorado teachers and other college-educated workers is larger than in any other state, a new study finds.
Superintendent Alex Marrero lays out a vision that emphasizes belonging and community alongside academic achievement. Denver’s last strategic plan expired in 2020.
After being turned down by the Denver school board, the 5280 Freedom School appealed to the State Board of Education and won.
La Epidemióloga del Estado Rachel Herlihy explica cómo debe evolucionar el enfoque de Colorado en cuanto al COVID en las escuelas.
This was the first year Colorado gave the full suite of CMAS tests since 2019. See how your school and district did here.