Colorado’s Older Teachers Face a Crossroads: Risk Coronavirus or Retire?

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin “Every day, something new is getting piled on us,” said Holst, who is 52. “Teachers are going to have a breaking point.” Older members of Colorado’s education workforce, who are more susceptible to COVID-19, are approaching a difficult decision as more schools experience outbreaks this fall. Read more from The…

Proposition EE, Nicotine Tax Measure for Universal Preschool, Cruises to Victory

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke “First and foremost, our 4-year-olds, each one of them, regardless of their family’s wealth or circumstances will be able to start school prepared for success.” Proposition EE, which aims to fund statewide universal pre-kindergarten through increased taxes on vaping and nicotine products, was passed by Colorado voters yesterday (68% for,…

On Pandemic Learning Loss, School Districts Look Forward, Not Back

Chalkbeat & Associated Press | Patrick Wall & Kantele Franko “Frankly, what we lost is less of an issue than where a kid is starting from.” Chalkbeat’s national team and the Associated Press team up to look at how priorities differ between education policymakers and school officials. While the policy-minded are looking at long-term conditions…

Setting the Foundation for Safe, Supportive, and Equitable School Climates

Child Trends | Iris Jacob, Deborah Temkin, Yosmary Rodriguez, Obioma Okogbue, Suzanne Greenfield, Ryan Roemerman “Whether a school is able to support in-person instruction is a local decision that may depend on many more factors other than the level of virus in a community, such as staffing, facility, or student needs.” A new toolkit from…

Here’s How the State’s Dial of Restrictions Applies to Colorado Schools

Chalkbeat Colorado | Yesenia Robles “Whether a school is able to support in-person instruction is a local decision that may depend on many more factors other than the level of virus in a community, such as staffing, facility, or student needs.”   This article from Chalkbeat Colorado looks at the state’s dial of restrictions and what each…