SVVSD Graduating First P-TECH, P-TEACH Classes

Boulder Daily Camera | Amy Bounds “Interacting with kids and applying the knowledge from the classes we were taking was a really great way to deeply understand…We learned a lot of valuable information and were always given amazing opportunities.” The St. Vrain Valley School District’s P-TEACH program, an Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grantee, has graduated…

Too Expensive to Re-Open Schools? Some Superintendents Say It Is

Education Week | Daarel Burnette II “How do you provide food service?  A lot of districts are going to have to set up dividers in classrooms and install air quality systems… all these things have real costs… We’re making budget cuts at the same time we’re asking educators to rethink what a school day looks…

Without More Federal Funds, Half of All Child Care Centers Could Close Forever

The Hechinger Report | Jackie Mader “It’s going to be decimating to our overall recovery if [child care] is not addressed,” said Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network Early care and learning centers often rely heavily—or solely—on private funds and tuition payments, rather than guaranteed financial support from the state. Despite…

Digital Prosperity: How Broadband Can Deliver Health and Equity to All Communities

Brookings: Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative | Adie Tomer, Lara Fishbane, Angela Siefer, & Bill Callahan “Because broadband’s applications are so wide ranging, it can deliver services that touch every social determinant of health. From economic stability, to education, to social supports, to civic agency, broadband and the digital services it enables are today intrinsically tied to…

Colorado Teachers Will Lead Literacy Lessons on Public Television

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke “This programming will be available to families across Colorado to help close the digital divide and prevent learning loss during this critical time for children.” A new “Read With Me At Home” initiative begins Monday on Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting. The program will include four consecutive half-hour literacy segments, each…

Colorado Reports First Coronavirus Outbreaks Linked to Child Care Centers

The Denver Post | Meg Wingerter “Colorado has identified its first coronavirus outbreaks in child care facilities, with four adults and one child testing positive for the COVID-19 respiratory disease, according to new data released Wednesday by the state’s public health department.”   Read more from The Denver Post.