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The playground at Carson Elementary School in Denver sits empty on Mar. 19. 2020. Colorado schools are closed through at least April 17 by order of Gov. Jared Polis.

A day without school: What life looks like across America when children stay home...

It was a Tuesday like no other. Crosswalks were empty. Children’s backpacks and lunch boxes sat unused. Yellow buses weren’t rumbling down many streets, and...
Whether it’s a snow day or a pandemic, one of the biggest considerations when deciding to close schools is how to continue to feed children. Breakfasts and lunches served at school are a critical source of nutrition for many students.

MAP: Here’s where children can get meals while Colorado schools are closed due to...

Lee aquí en español. On the heels of widespread school closures announced Thursday and Friday, Colorado districts have rolled out plans to keep feeding the...
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Two Denver students under quarantine after contact with family friend with coronavirus

Two students at Denver’s East High School who were exposed to a man who tested presumptive positive for the new coronavirus are under self-quarantine,...
Photo Credit: jackmac34 from Pixabay

Coronavirus has officially arrived in Colorado. One school district has lessons from its battle...

With Coronavirus now present in Colorado, leaders of the 22,000-student Mesa County Valley District 51 aren’t letting their recent experience with a contagious stomach...
Student walks down a hallway at a public high school. A new study shows racially integrated high schools often conceal segregated classes.

Racially integrated high schools often conceal segregated classes, new study shows

A truly integrated high school is hard to find. That’s the conclusion of a new North Carolina study that takes a look at two kinds...
Photo by Brad Wilson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Colorado school districts to work with local health departments amid coronavirus threat

Colorado school districts have pledged to work closely with local public health authorities to keep students safe as federal health officials expressed mounting concern...
Photo credit: Jonah Cooper

Behind closed doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating...

Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the “quiet room” of her Colorado elementary school. “They...
Principal Stacy Bedell listens to a student at Eiber Elementary in Jeffco Public Schools. Colorado's suburban school districts are grappling with more schools needing extra resources to address the economic and other challenges students face. (Photo by Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat)

More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets...

As poverty grows along Denver’s borders, some suburban schools are finding they have fewer resources to serve a changing crop of students. School districts are...
Community members and civic leaders wait to testify in support of the Colorado Crown Act, which would ban discrimination against natural hairstyles at work and in school. The bill passed out of a House committee on Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo credit: Erica Meltzer/Chalkbeat)

This Colorado bill bans discrimination against ethnic hairstyles. In schools, change means going beyond...

Milani Cook remembers sitting between her mother’s legs as a little girl, wincing at each tug as her mother ran a comb through her...
Students gather for a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Students in Denver, Colorado are expressing similar fears around youth violence. Halfway through the 2019-2020 school year, five DPS students have been killed. | Jim Young/Getty Images

Students, teachers plead for Denver district to do more in face of rising gun...

Five Denver students have died from youth violence, and it’s only halfway through the school year. The increase in violence, felt acutely in the...
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