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…

Voter Guide: Nicotine Tax Would Fund Colorado Preschool Efforts, Fight Teen Vaping

Chalkbeat Colorado | Sherkiya Wedgeworth-Hollowell “The tax revenue would fund free preschool to 4-year-olds across the state, among other efforts. Providing universal preschool was a key campaign promise of Gov. Jared Polis when he ran for office in 2018, but finding the money for it has proved challenging.” Read more from Chalkbeat.

Opinion: After the Pandemic, a Revolution in Education and Work Awaits

The New York Times | Thomas L. Friedman “The reason the post-pandemic era will be so destructive and creative is that never have more people had access to so many cheap tools of innovation, never have more people had access to high-powered, inexpensive computing, never have more people had access to such cheap credit —…

Colorado’s Child Care Landscape Is Shrinking In The Coronavirus Pandemic

Colorado Public Radio: Colorado Matters | Jenny Brundin “We have many, many communities that really don’t at all have enough providers to take care of the children who need care,” said Jennifer Stedron. “There’s not enough supply of providers and there’s definitely not enough qualified workers.” In response to the COVID-19 EC Research Partnership’s recent…

Ed Leaders Say Finances, Politics Remain Hurdles in COVID-19 Response

Education Dive | Roger Riddell “Sometimes it doesn’t matter if kids do have the device. We’re still left with the challenge of how do we help that child get internet service… We had to think outside the box in terms of taking some buses that already had wireless internet connection on them to certain areas…

Homeless Families Struggle With Impossible Choices As School Closures Continue

NPR: Morning Edition | Cory Turner “How do you choose between working and … your child’s education?” Homeless children and families have been hit especially hard by the effects of COVID-19 this year. This story from NPR looks at some of the challenges facing the most under-resourced population in the US, from the lack of…