Sending kids back to school has been a point of contention among school districts, policy makers, and families throughout the pandemic.
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After a number of difficult months for students across the state, the Colorado Department of Education released a promising new report this past week on student achievement.
Last month, we co-hosted a three-hour virtual event with the Colorado Education Initiative, convening almost 200 educators, district administrators, education advocates and policymakers to discuss the state of reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Jared Polis called Colorado’s lawmakers back to the state’s Capitol on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. for a special legislative session to provide relief to Colorado families from the consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Implications Stakeholder Workgroup releases recommendations, but fails to address critical issues
This week the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the final recommendations of the COVID Implications Stakeholder Work group.
Eight months into the Coronavirus pandemic and nearing the end of a second semester that has seen a dramatically altered learning landscape for Colorado kids, we are at an inflection point.
Life Skills training is needed now more than ever! In response to this need, The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking Colorado schools containing grade 9 to implement the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) High School program.
This week, Vice President of Education Initiatives Leslie Colwell spoke with partners from A+ Colorado and Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) about the layers of inequity in the way Colorado funds schools and how families and community members can advocate for a better system for students.
Calling all pregnant people, parents with young children, child care providers, caregivers, and others who care about babies! Please join the Raise Colorado coalition on Dec. 9 at 6:00 pm for a listening session on prenatal-to-age-3 issues impacting families in Colorado.