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…

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…