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Westminster school launches mobile nursing lab for students


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:23:09 GMT

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When schools closed throughout Colorado due to the pandemic, instructors from Destinations Career Academy of Colorado hit the road to make sure certified nursing assistant students completed their lab hours.

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Mental health, equity and kindergarten in Colorado: Here's what we learned this week


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:28:43 GMT

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Weekly report from Denver7 education reporter Nicole Brady

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Colorado Children's Campaign wants new state agency devoted to early childhood


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:06:28 GMT

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The Colorado Children's Campaign is pushing for the creation of a state agency that would oversee early childhood programs.

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Colorado study finds later school start times lead to more sleep for teens


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:34:13 GMT

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A study by National Jewish Health looked at the impact of later school start times in the Cherry Creek School District.

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Tracy Dorland selected as Jeffco Public Schools superintendent


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:31:13 GMT

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Tracy Dorland will be the next superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools.

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Colorado kindergarten teachers prepare for bigger class sizes, wider range of experiences


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:38:38 GMT

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With a drop in preschool and kindergarten enrollment during the pandemic, next year's kindergarten class could pose challenges

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Colleges nationwide are permanently closing because of the pandemic


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:08 GMT

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Becker College didn’t have the capital finances to make virtual learning work. Like so many other schools, the pandemic pushed them into financial failure.

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Denver program aims to expand homeschool resources to Black families


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:19:18 GMT

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Denver Independent School founder Joyelle Naomi is bringing together resources for families who may face more barriers when trying to provide a home education.

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Colorado teens battling loneliness could get help from an app


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:05:19 GMT

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Grit Digital Health and the Colorado Education Initiative are launching a pilot program in high schools using the app Nod.

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Photos show Ponderosa High School students having trouble keeping masks around noses and mouths in school


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:00:29 GMT

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Health professionals like those at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children say even though the weather is getting nicer and more and more people are getting vaccinated, middle and high school students need to remain especially vigilant.

Read more: Photos show Ponderosa High School students having trouble keeping masks around noses and mouths in school


These colleges will require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the fall


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 19:54:13 GMT

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Some universities say they’ll require their students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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CU says cyberattackers trying to extort university after data compromised


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:08:35 GMT

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The University of Colorado said Friday that hackers have sent extortion demands after a cyberattack on an outside vendor in January exposed the information of potentially 310,000 data files, including some personal data.

Read more: CU says cyberattackers trying to extort university after data compromised


Four Douglas County schools in remote learning for two weeks


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:11:55 GMT

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Four Douglas County schools will be in remote learning for the next two weeks due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols, officials said.

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Arvada elementary teachers and families told their school will close for good


Created: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:51:15 GMT

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JeffCo Public Schools is considering closing Allendale Elementary School after a decade of declining enrollment.

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Denver Public Schools board launching independent investigation into Tay Anderson allegations


Created: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:45:00 GMT

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The Denver Public Schools Board of Education said Tuesday it will hire an outside group to conduct an investigation into allegations made against Board Director Tay Anderson in recent weeks.

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'I will die with this debt': How student loan debt is impacting thousands of Coloradans


Created: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 23:00:42 GMT

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An estimated 44 million Americans carry student loan debt, including 800,000 Coloradans. The non-profit Brookings Institute estimates total student loan debt around $1.5 trillion in the U.S.

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Colorado to scale back its school standardized testing


Created: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 20:46:05 GMT

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Students in Colorado will only take one state standardized test this year in either math or English following a year of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Federal government approves changes to Colorado standardized testing


Created: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:24:53 GMT

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The U.S. Department of Education approved most of Colorado’s plans to amend standardized testing this year, meaning most students will only be tested in one subject.

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Rutgers to require students be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the fall


Created: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:02:06 GMT

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Rutgers University says it will require that all students be vaccinated for the coronavirus before arriving for classes in the fall.

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Outreach groups deliver supplies and tools to students at home


Created: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:24:46 GMT

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A nonprofit outreach group called Communities in Schools does one-on-one mentoring and provides basic needs to at-risk students, like food and toiletries.

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Inconsistent, overwhelming, awkward: How 4 Colorado HS seniors view learning during the pandemic


Created: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:12:25 GMT

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Some of these high schoolers shared their experience in writing, while others spoke to us on camera for this article. This is what they had to say about learning during the coronavirus pandemic

Read more: Inconsistent, overwhelming, awkward: How 4 Colorado HS seniors view learning during the pandemic


Because of the pandemic, more colleges are eliminating standardized test scores altogether


Created: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:17:35 GMT

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Since the pandemic has made it difficult for millions of students to take the SAT and ACT, schools are opting to eliminate the use of test scores in the admission process.

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University of Central Oklahoma suspending cheer team over hazing reports


Created: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 16:45:35 GMT

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The University of Central Oklahoma is suspending its cheerleading team due to reports of hazing.

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CMAS tests, Superintendents and Prom in a Pandemic: Here's what we learned this week


Created: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 18:54:56 GMT

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While many students and teachers in Colorado have been on spring break this week, it’s been a very busy week for this education reporter! District leaders and state lawmakers have continued to make big decisions affecting the rest of this school year, and next.

Read more: CMAS tests, Superintendents and Prom in a Pandemic: Here's what we learned this week


CDC now recommends K-12 students keep 3 feet of distance in class, if there’s masking


Created: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:22:51 GMT

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The CDC is now recommending that, with universal masking, students at K-12 schools should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom settings, instead of the previous 6 feet recommended.

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The prom is back: Colorado schools receive guidance for 2021


Created: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:42:54 GMT

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It may not look like the prom pre-pandemic, but Colorado students will likely be able to attend the traditional spring dance this year.

Read more: The prom is back: Colorado schools receive guidance for 2021


Five Colorado school districts are recruiting new superintendents after a series of pandemic departures


Created: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:31:39 GMT

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Five school districts, including the three largest in the state, are looking for superintendents after a series of departures.

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Five ways COVID-19 has changed work and school, possibly forever


Created: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 03:00:58 GMT

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It’s becoming more and more apparent that COVID has changed the world of work – forever. Starting with corporate and office flexibility.

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Future of higher education in Colorado: Leaders discuss pandemic changes and challenges


Created: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:30:24 GMT

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Students and higher education leaders talk about how the pandemic changed the college experience.

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DPS clarifies snow day policy, says students will get day off if conditions are bad


Created: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 22:42:44 GMT

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Denver Public Schools is changing its snow day policy, ensuring that students will get at least one day off if weather conditions are bad enough.

Read more: DPS clarifies snow day policy, says students will get day off if conditions are bad

 
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