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Ballot measure would offer free meals to all Colorado students


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 22:45:35 GMT

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Colorado voters will decide in November whether they want to change the state’s tax code to pay for free school meals for all students regardless of their circumstance.

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Teacher impacted by Marshall Fire shares struggles ahead of new school year


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:52:21 GMT

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A new high school teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton is gearing up for her first day of school, all while still learning to navigate the impacts of losing her home in the Marshall Fire.

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Back to school: Expert gives advice on getting kids on a sleep schedule


Created: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:30:08 GMT

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Dr. Jessica Litwin talks to Denver7+ about getting kids on a healthy sleep schedule for the school year.

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Proposed measure to boost Colorado teacher funding fails to make ballot


Created: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:10:14 GMT

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A proposed ballot measure that would have put nearly $1 billion a year in income tax revenue toward Colorado public K-12 schools will not go to voters in November.

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A dietician's advice on packing healthy lunches for your kids


Created: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:18:37 GMT

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Courtney Davis, a pediatric dietician with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, joins Denver7+ with advice on how to pack healthy lunches for kids this back-to-school season.

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Douglas County superintendent discusses challenges of new school year


Created: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 00:13:16 GMT

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Douglas County superintendent Erin Kane sits down with Denver7's Nicole Brady to discuss challenges of new school year.

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Colo. teacher shares how to prepare your kids for their first ever day of school


Created: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:43:13 GMT

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Before your child heads off to school for the first time, there are still some lessons they should learn beforehand.

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What families are finding for back-to-school shopping at ARC Thrift Stores


Created: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:35:49 GMT

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Back-to-school shopping can be tricky and expensive, so some families turn to thrift shops to save some money.

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Colorado kids share how they feel about going back to school


Created: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:26:14 GMT

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When it comes to heading back to school, kids' emotions about it are all over the place. Denver7's Danny New asked them about it.

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Colorado nonprofit donates backpacks, supplies as back-to-school costs soar


Created: Sun, 07 Aug 2022 22:29:47 GMT

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Kids are getting ready to head back to the classroom and inflation is driving up the cost of just about everything, including school supplies.

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Back-to-school shopping lists hit by inflation spikes


Created: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 02:04:29 GMT

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The National Retail Federation says families with kids in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $864 on school supplies, which is $168 more than they spent in 2019.

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International student enrollment decline could hurt U.S. universities


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:41:34 GMT

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The pandemic saw a major dip in international student enrollment, and if students do not return, this could mean a big hit for U.S. universities and the economy.

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Threat that closed Colorado community colleges found to be a hoax


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:11:50 GMT

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Colorado Community College Systems schools around the Front Range and the Auraria Campus closed as law enforcement investigated a threat Friday morning. Authorities determined it was a hoax.

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Paying for college when the cost of everything is rising | Your Opinion


Created: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:22:35 GMT

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Inflation is on everyone’s minds these days. Why shouldn’t it be? Prices from basic grocery items to gas to home interest rates are rising, and it’s not stopping there.

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MSU Denver locks tuition rate for current, incoming students


Created: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 22:33:20 GMT

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Citing current economic conditions, the Metropolitan State University of Denver announced Tuesday it is locking its tuition rate for current and incoming students.

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Denver Public Schools, Jeffco raise minimum wage for some workers


Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:05:02 GMT

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At least two Denver metro school districts announced this week they’ll begin paying some of their employees more for hours worked.

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Free and reduced lunch signup begins July 1


Created: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:50:52 GMT

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Colorado families who qualify to receive free or reduced-price school lunches can start applying through their school districts on July 1.

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Denver7 Pack-A-Backpack: Give students the tools they need to succeed


Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:51:26 GMT

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Denver7 is partnering with The Salvation Army, Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Les Schwab for the annual Pack-A-Backpack school supply drive July 5-31, 2022.

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Adams 14 files complaint against State Board of Education


Created: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:52:28 GMT

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The Adams 14 School District has filed a complaint against the Colorado State Board of Education following a May vote to remove the district’s accreditation and begin the process to reorganize.

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College View Elementary students to march in Denver Pride Parade with mentor


Created: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:21:30 GMT

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Students from College View Elementary School in Southwest Denver will march in Denver’s Pride Parade on Sunday alongside one of the school’s mentors, harpist Calvin Arsenia.

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Superintendent: Rumors about gun at Lake County school 'remain unsubstantiated'


Created: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:51:05 GMT

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Leadville police are investigating a threat made by a student at a Lake County school.

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CSU president Joyce McConnell to leave post at end of the month


Created: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:50:40 GMT

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Colorado State University president Joyce McConnell will leave her post at the end of the month, CSU’s governing board announced Thursday morning, and she’ll receive a $1.5 million separation payment.

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Fairplay high school is the first to have specialized one-button security technology in Colorado


Created: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 18:38:10 GMT

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For the first time in Colorado, a school will have a security system that bridges the communication gap between a school district and local law enforcement via emergency buttons.

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Falcon Aerolab in Peyton prepares students to take to the skies


Created: Mon, 30 May 2022 22:00:33 GMT

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There is a teacher, students, and tests, but at Falcon Aerolab in Peyton, the school bell is the sound of a Cessna taking off.

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School ensures graduate with cerebral palsy crosses stage with class


Created: Mon, 30 May 2022 19:19:07 GMT

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On Friday, Destinations Career Academy of Colorado had a high school graduation for 79 of their students and made sure one of them, a student with cerebral palsy, could cross the stage with his classmates.

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Current, former Colorado students weigh pros, cons of student loan forgiveness


Created: Sat, 28 May 2022 03:00:43 GMT

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President Joe Biden has said he will announce some sort of decision regarding student loan forgiveness in the coming weeks. Even among those who hold student debt, the issue is controversial.

Read more: Current, former Colorado students weigh pros, cons of student loan forgiveness


Denver teachers participate in 'walk-in' to support teachers of color


Created: Fri, 27 May 2022 22:31:13 GMT

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On Friday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association held a walk-in demonstration at several DPS schools to show support for teachers of color. According to the teachers union educators of color at Denver Public Schools are often pushed out of the classroom.

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How schools are succeeding with a 4-day week


Created: Thu, 26 May 2022 19:47:15 GMT

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Many adult workplaces contemplate a four-day workweek, and many schools are also switching to a four-day week, but schools have mixed results.

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Two taken into custody, paintball gun found after lockdown at Northfield High School in Denver


Created: Thu, 26 May 2022 16:33:50 GMT

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Two people were taken into custody and a paintball gun was found by police after Northfield High School was placed on lockdown for about an hour Thursday morning after a report of a student with a gun.

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DPS to implement social emotional learning at all of its schools


Created: Thu, 26 May 2022 15:37:21 GMT

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Colorado largest school district will soon require each of its schools to set aside at least 20 minutes of the day for students' social emotional learning. Teachers at one DPS elementary school said it's making a difference.

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