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360: Should students take a gap year before college?


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:31:42 GMT

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Denver7 is going 360 on the pros and cons of postponing college and taking a gap year.

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Pediatric group urges in-person learning this fall, with precautions


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:55:43 GMT

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A nationwide pediatric group is urging local leaders, parents and education systems to collaborate and create policies that allow for as much in-person learning this fall as possible.

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Principal removed from Inspire Elementary School amid allegations of discrimination


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:55:07 GMT

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The Principal at Inspire Elementary School is out of a job today following allegations that she discriminated against an 8-year-old African American student.

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Denver Public Schools planning in-person learning for fall semester; online option remains available


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:49:25 GMT

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The superintendent of Denver Public Schools said the district is now planning for in-person learning for the 2020 fall semester.

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Florida governor signs bill into law that will raise the minimum base salary for teachers


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:51:55 GMT

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A Treasure Coast lawmaker is praising the state law that will raise the minimum base salary for teachers in Florida.

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New policy could deny transgender students admission to Indy Catholic schools


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:02:58 GMT

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As stated in a new policy, the decision would be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Douglas County School Board leaders approve plan to reopen schools in the fall


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:42:07 GMT

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On Tuesday, the Douglas County School District Board motioned to approve a plan presented by a task force to reopen schools in the fall and resume in-person learning.

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Douglas County schools task force to present return to school plan


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:11:29 GMT

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The Douglas County School District is the latest district in Colorado to present its plan for returning to school amid the global pandemic

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DPS, DCTA reach agreement about revised contract terms after DPS announced budget shortfall


Created: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 18:57:45 GMT

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Denver Public Schools has reached an agreement with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association on revised contract terms.

Read more: DPS, DCTA reach agreement about revised contract terms after DPS announced budget shortfall


Jeffco elementary schools will offer in-person classes in August, district says


Created: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 03:43:54 GMT

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Jeffco Public Schools on Thursday announced that elementary schools will offer 100% in-person classes in August.

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Nonprofit pushes for more funding to help ‘vulnerable learners’


Created: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:51:21 GMT

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Nearly every student in America spent their final months of the school year on remote learning. Now, a new study finds remote learning is failing low income, special needs students

Read more: Nonprofit pushes for more funding to help ‘vulnerable learners’


Denver Public Schools board votes to end relationship with DPD, remove SROs from the district


Created: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 03:35:21 GMT

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After five hours of contentious public comment online, the Denver Public Schools Board has voted to end its relationship with the Denver Police Department.

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Farmette at Denver Jewish Day School reuniting community together during quarantine


Created: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:41 GMT

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In the farmette at Denver Jewish Day School, you can find a little bit of everything, and these days it includes students and families reconnecting with nature and each other.

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Colorado vaccine bill passes House, heads back to Senate for concurrence with amendment


Created: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:16:26 GMT

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A bill aimed at increasing Colorado’s child vaccination rates, which are the lowest in the country, passed the House Wednesday and now heads back to the Senate in the hopes senators will concur with a House-passed amendment.

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Who is best equipped to keep our students safe without making them feel like targets themselves?


Created: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:06:31 GMT

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Fights, drugs, guns, lockdowns and mass shootings. School safety has never been more important or more difficult. But who is best equipped to keep our students safe without making them feel like targets themselves? We're going 360 with multiple perspectives on this issue.

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Denver Public Schools to reassess keeping SROs in schools, announcement planned for Friday


Created: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:17:53 GMT

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This summer, Denver Public Schools will begin conversations police in schools, and if school resource officers should be removed from schools.

Read more: Denver Public Schools to reassess keeping SROs in schools, announcement planned for Friday


Virtual speech therapy helping students while out of school


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:28:03 GMT

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Avivit Ben-Aharon, founder and clinical director of Great Speech, says services online can be just as helpful.

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Virtual music class keeps kids with developmental disabilities engaged during pandemic


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:09:41 GMT

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Instruments bring light and laughter to so many, despite the fact that the quick virtual switch hasn't been easy.

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Watchdog group questions DPS spending, accounting as uncertainty lingers around 2020-21 school year


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 04:23:55 GMT

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A watchdog group led by Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, or INC, projected Denver Public Schools could have a budget shortfall of $61 million for the 2020-2021 school year.

Read more: Watchdog group questions DPS spending, accounting as uncertainty lingers around 2020-21 school year


Reopening schools this fall still in question, but draft guidelines will help districts plan


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 22:45:00 GMT

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The decision to reopen Colorado schools this fall hasn't been made, but the Colorado Department of Education released draft guidelines for districts to start planning for the return of students for in-person learning.

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Colorado's Joint Budget Committee proposes $500+ million in school cuts


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 21:55:34 GMT

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The State’s Joint Budget Committee, tasked with cutting $3.3 billion from Colorado’s yearly budget, submitted a proposal this week that would cut K-12 education by more than $500 million this upcoming school year.

Read more: Colorado's Joint Budget Committee proposes $500+ million in school cuts


JeffCo Public Schools to release plan to reopen schools in fall today


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 13:46:30 GMT

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Today, the JeffCo Public School district will release its preliminary plan for what in-person learning could look like for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Nation's largest four-year public university will remain virtual for fall


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 17:49:50 GMT

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University officials admit though, there are things that just can't be virtual.

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Colorado Education Association wants to protect education from budget cuts with taxes


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 00:09:13 GMT

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The Colorado Education Association is proposing an emergency tax relief bill to raise revenue as the state faces a $3 billion budget gap due to the pandemic.

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Colorado school counselors focus on special needs students' mental health


Created: Wed, 20 May 2020 22:35:30 GMT

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As part of Mental Health Month, the Douglas County School District and mental health providers are encouraging people to meet virtually to discuss mental health needs.

Read more: Colorado school counselors focus on special needs students' mental health


COVID-19 Rebound Town Hall on Wednesday with education leaders to talk about next school year


Created: Tue, 19 May 2020 22:45:18 GMT

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Anne Trujillo is hosting a COVID-19 Rebound Town Hall with education leaders to talk about what Coloradans should look forward during the next school year. The Town Hall will take place Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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Gov. Polis announces distribution of $1.6B in federal CARES Act aid, much to Colorado education


Created: Tue, 19 May 2020 20:29:43 GMT

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Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic leadership on Monday night announced how the state will allocate $1.67 billion in federal CARES Act funding for the state’s response to COVID-19 and the economic crisis the outbreak has caused.

Read more: Gov. Polis announces distribution of $1.6B in federal CARES Act aid, much to Colorado education


CDC, other health organization release guidelines for schools considering reopening


Created: Fri, 15 May 2020 20:38:37 GMT

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Several health organizations have released guidelines on how schools should proceed with reopening. Still, at least one university system has said it will remain closed through the fall.

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Teachers summoned back to Colorado schools to help bag students' personal items left in lockers, desks


Created: Fri, 15 May 2020 04:13:10 GMT

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When Denver metro area students went on spring break, they had no idea they wouldn't be coming back to class because of the pandemic.

Read more: Teachers summoned back to Colorado schools to help bag students' personal items left in lockers, desks


Despite no graduation ceremonies, DU bells ring for the Class of 2020


Created: Thu, 14 May 2020 22:19:49 GMT

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This time of year would usually be graduation season, meaning the University of Denver campus would be busy hosting high school and college ceremonies. This year those have all been cancelled, but the staple song of those special occasions is still ringing through the air.

Read more: Despite no graduation ceremonies, DU bells ring for the Class of 2020

 
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