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Glenwood Springs teacher Colorado's 2022 Teacher of the Year


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:45:32 GMT

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Autumn Rivera, a sixth-grade science teacher at Glenwood Springs Middle School, is Colorado’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.

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Colorado school bus drivers say they do it for the kids


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:22:42 GMT

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With the second quarter of the school year underway, school districts across Colorado are still struggling to hire bus drivers. But those currently behind the wheel say they enjoy the job.

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JeffCo student escaped after she was grabbed by suspect at Hine Lake


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:46:16 GMT

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A student at Dakota Ridge High School who was running around Hine Lake Monday was grabbed by a suspect, but was able to escape and get to safety.

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Colorado nonprofit launches Early Childhood Service Corps


Created: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:40:57 GMT

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The nonprofit Experienced Engaged is launching an effort to recruit adults over 50 years old to volunteer or train to work in childcare and early education settings.

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Should colleges require the flu shot?


Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:49:57 GMT

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More colleges, including the University of Denver, are requiring students and staff to get the influenza vaccine

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New website helps Colorado families support students at home


Created: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:05:34 GMT

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A new resource for Colorado parents could help them stay engaged and support learning at home as students return to more normal school routines.

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Douglas County schools parents confused on how to submit mask exemptions


Created: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 22:36:13 GMT

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Some parents had trouble finding out who to submit the exemption letters to Monday morning under the county's new public health order.

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Opt out mask measure causes confusion for DougCo families


Created: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:49:51 GMT

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A new public health order from the newly formed Douglas County Health Department is leading to mixed messages from various public officials with teachers and students caught in the middle.

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WPS vaccine exempt teachers not allowed letters of recommendation


Created: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 02:04:09 GMT

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A group of unvaccinated Westminster Public Schools teachers and employees who received a vaccine exemption thought they would be allowed to serve the district in their current roles, but that's not the case according to the district.

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Douglas County Health Department votes to allow parents to opt kids out of mask requirements


Created: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 21:52:46 GMT

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The brand-new Douglas County Health Department board unanimously approved a new public health order Friday that would allow parents to opt their kids out of mask requirements and do away with most quarantines for students.

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Polis extends 2021's Colorado Free Application Day to 3 days


Created: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:29:20 GMT

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Gov. Jared Polis has extended Colorado Free Application Day to Colorado Free Application Days, meaning students will now have three days to apply to public colleges or universities without paying an application fee.

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Pandemic policies play role in Douglas County School Board race


Created: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 13:27:44 GMT

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Candidates all hope for a return to normal, but disagree on pandemic-era policies.

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Chatfield HS athletic director resigns amid failure to report investigation


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 22:30:34 GMT

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The athletic director at Chatfield High School resigned Thursday after he was placed on administrative leave earlier this year and charged with failure to report suspected child abuse.

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Salida High School principal facing charges returns to school


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 22:08:43 GMT

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The Salida High School principal returned to school on Wednesday after being arrested for his alleged response during a school lockdown in September.

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Adams 14 regains accreditation, vows to improve performance


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 21:21:32 GMT

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Colorado schools can use nonprofit to teach valuable skills during recess


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 17:07:19 GMT

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Playworks programs help schools use recess time to teach good behavior and conflict resolution.

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Safe2Tell sees uptick in tips as school year begins


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 04:22:34 GMT

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From tips to Safe2Tell to vandalism to school property, experts say the new normal of school may be causing even more stress for students who are already anxious from an unprecedented 2020.

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Several unvaccinated Westminster teachers will be put on unpaid leave


Created: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 01:30:01 GMT

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Several unvaccinated Westminster Public Schools teachers are getting ready to be put on administrative leave without pay as the district's vaccine mandate deadline approaches next week.

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New Colorado charter school brings agriculture into the mix


Created: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 13:09:48 GMT

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The STEAD school is opening its new campus in Commerce City. The high school focuses on agriculture and project-based learning.

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Chatfield High School principal resigns amid investigation


Created: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 01:34:52 GMT

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The principal of Chatfield High School has stepped down after more than a month on administrative leave during an investigation into him and the school’s athletic director.

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Adams14 School District loses accreditation


Created: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:33:44 GMT

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For the first time in state history, a school district has lost its accreditation.

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Jeffco parents work together to get kids to school


Created: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 22:07:49 GMT

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As Jeffco Public Schools continues to grapple with a bus driver shortage causing the district to suspend dozens of bus routes, parents are working together to get their kids to and from school.

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Colorado kids can receive free meal deliveries thanks to local partnership


Created: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 13:29:53 GMT

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The Colorado Food Cluster is delivering weekly meals to children across the Front Range.

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Brighton High School, Eagle Ridge Academy postpone homecoming dance due to threat


Created: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:21:42 GMT

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Homecoming for Brighton High School and Eagle Ridge Academy was postponed on Saturday after authorities learned of a potential threat to the dance.

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Student run Kobu Foundation feeding families in Boulder area


Created: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 03:41:25 GMT

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While you can find volunteers everyday at Community Food Share in Louisville, Fridays draw a special crowd.

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Denver says nearly 99% of city employees fully vaccinated or exempt as mandate takes effect


Created: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 20:41:12 GMT

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Nearly 99% of Denver city employees were either fully vaccinated or received an exemption as of noon Friday as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline passed, according to the city.

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Jeffco Public Schools suspends nearly 30 bus routes


Created: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 03:40:03 GMT

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Jeffco Public School is suspending more than two dozen bus routes starting Monday as the district grapples with a bus driver shortage.

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Salida principal arrested for actions during school lockdown


Created: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 02:23:53 GMT

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A principal at Salida High School was arrested Monday after he refused to comply with officers that were investigating reports of a suicidal minor who may have been armed with a gun near campus Thursday, according to a Chaffee County affidavit.

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Colorado officials urge more schools to participate in free testing program


Created: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 20:49:14 GMT

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Colorado officials continue to push more schools and districts to enroll in the state’s COVID-19 testing program, which less than one-third of schools in the state have indicated interest in as of Tuesday, according to the state.

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School districts facing substitute teacher shortages


Created: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:27:31 GMT

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A nationwide labor shortage has left schools struggling to find replacements The shortages have resulted in a need for substitute teachers which are also in short supply. Now, school districts are offering some incentives to maintain staff numbers.

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