This week the Colorado Department of Education released draft guidance for reopening schools as school and district leaders consider new policies and protocols necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and educators healthy when they return to schools in the fall.
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Public education, like many other aspects of our lives, has had to quickly adjust its delivery in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet as schools and families shift toward remote learning, not all students are equipped with the new prerequisites for public school learning: a laptop and a reliable home internet connection.
Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) has been making budget cuts since they reconvened on May 4, trying to make up for the $3.3 billion General Fund shortfall due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coalition encourages Colorado General Assembly to prioritize equity and need in distribution of K-12 dollars through the School Finance Act
This week, the Children’s Campaign joined three dozen child advocacy organizations, early childhood education providers and school districts working with and on behalf of Colorado K-12 students and their families, in a letter to encourage legislators to target limited resources where they will make the biggest difference for kids in the School Finance Act.
In response to school closures across Colorado Rocky Mountain Public Media, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative, will provide K-3 learners, their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning via broadcast and online.
A new toolkit for Colorado teachers will help them assess students’ physical and emotional health in their virtual classroom environments
We recently celebrated teachers for the incredible work they do to support students and families during teacher appreciation week. We know a teacher’s reach goes far beyond classroom walls and is much more than teaching standards, shepherding students through curriculum and administering assessments. Often teachers also serve as trusted adults who monitor the emotional and physical health of their students.
School days for Colorado’s children have shifted entirely online due to COVID-19, but many children lack reliable home internet access. Last week we shared findings from a study conducted by the Colorado Futures Center at CSU which analyzed internet access data among school-aged children across the state
Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for a discussion covering how our state’s rapidly declining revenues could impact school district budgets and what districts can do to ensure the impact does not disproportionately impact our students with the most barriers to opportunity.
Coalition asks Gov. Polis to prioritize equity and need in distribution of federal K-12 stimulus funding
Last week, the Children’s Campaign joined 17 other organizations working with and on behalf of Colorado K-12 students and their families to encourage Gov. Jared Polis to prioritize equity and student need in the distribution of federal stimulus dollars.
Colorado’s Hispanic/Latino students disproportionately lack internet access—how will schools reach them now?
A child’s access to public education in Colorado has two new prerequisites: a laptop and a reliable home internet connection. At a time when districts must move to remote learning in the face of COVID-19, the digital divide between Coloradans becomes a central concern to the delivery of public education. Which students in our state have lost access to an education entirely, and how will that loss impact them in the long term?