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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...
Empty classroom at Lakewood High School.

Denver, other Colorado districts closing all schools to slow spread of coronavirus

More than two dozen Colorado school districts that collectively serve more than two-thirds of the state’s students announced Thursday that they would close for...
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee discussing proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the Education Department on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Colorado Sen. Gardner joins Dems in rejection of DeVos student loan policy Critics say...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to overturn a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded...
In Western states and rural communities, more than half of school nurses cover three or more schools, according to a 2018 study by researchers at the University of Washington and the National Association of School Nurses.

Coronavirus highlights the many roles school nurses play — and the challenges of going...

Laureen Murray’s work day still looks much like what you’d expect for a school nurse: caring for children with chronic conditions like diabetes and...
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...
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