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Denver teacher ‘will not return’ to district after reportedly making black student clean up...

A 6-year-old black boy was reportedly made to clean feces off the floor of a school bathroom after his kindergarten teacher believed a white...
"Middle School Bathroom Graffiti" by YA RA Resource via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘It’s OK to not be OK’: How one high school saved lives with a...

It was 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in April. Nine counselors, psychologists, and therapists sat around a table in a conference room at Cañon...
Superintendents (from left) Rico Munn of Aurora, Lisa Yates of Buena Vista, Scott Siegfried of Cherry Creek, Thomas Tucker of Douglas County, and Pam Swanson of Westminster joined Becky Crowe of Clayton Early Learning and attorney Craig May in a PEBC forum moderated by Gregg Moss, president and CEO of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Oliver/PEBC)

Superintendents: Colorado schools must evolve to prepare students for a changing economy

In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But state systems don’t always...
Colorado AeroLab 5th grade students at South Routt County's Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek watch their 3-D models come to life. (Photo by Jody Elston)

More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on...

While many children across Colorado are heading to school on Monday mornings, siblings Angelica and Paul Gallegos of Brighton are on their way to...
Inside the Colorado Capitol. (Photo by John Herrick, Colorado Independent)

Colorado changed its laws around sex ed. Here’s what you need to know.

Colorado law will soon require students who receive sexual education to learn about consent in school. But the road to passing that bill was bumpy....
Dozens of Stedman Elementary kindergarteners look on as Gov. Jared Polis signs the full-day kindergarten bill into law on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Kati Weis/Chalkbeat Colorado)

Polis signs full-day kindergarten bill into law

Fulfilling a key campaign promise, Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a bill funding full-day kindergarten to much pomp  — complete with...
"Algebra," by Jess Pohlman, via Flickr: Creative Commons

To better serve black students, Denver will help a community group develop its school

The Denver school board has taken a vote that could signal a new era of collaboration in a district with a history of tense...

These charts show why more Denver schools could soon have too few students

As Denver families are pushed out by high housing costs, declining enrollment is emerging as a notable budget issue for the school district, signaling...
"Praying," by Andythedreamer, via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another...

Teachers recalled painful conversations with their students, and parents described tears during morning drop-off. One educator confided that friends are buying her a Kevlar...
House Education Committee Chair Barbara McLachlan speaks about the benefits of full-day kindergarten with state Rep. Jim Wilson at a small rally for advocates in the Colorado State Capitol.

Colorado lawmakers made big investments in public education — but few major policy changes

As Colorado’s 2019 legislative session came to a close, Gov. Jared Polis strode into a conference room packed with reporters to talk about his...