Longmont High seniors celebrate with car parade

The Denver Post (Education) 5/16 3:05P Amy Bounds
Cars festooned with blue-and-white balloons, streamers, college signs and other decorations paraded through the streets around Longmont High on Sunday, giving seniors an extra opportunity to celebrate...

Racist attacks revive Asian American studies program demand

The Denver Post (Education) 5/15 8:30A Terry Tang
As Dartmouth College sophomore Nicholas Sugiarto flipped through the course catalog last semester, two words caught his eye: “Asian American.” The 19-year-old Chinese Indonesian American didn’t know Asian American-focused classes were even an...

FAQ: When and where can Colorado kids can get COVID-19 vaccines

The Denver Post (Education) 5/12 2:00A Tiney Ricciardi
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an emergency use authorization to administer Pfizer s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12 to 15 . It’s the first COVID-19 vaccine approved for this demographic and it has shown 100%...

U.S. schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

The Denver Post (Education) 5/11 5:10A Heather Hollingsworth
KANSAS CITY, Kan. U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate...

CU President Mark Kennedy announces he will step down in “coming months”

The Denver Post (Education) 5/10 6:49A Elizabeth Hernandez
University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy has begun discussions about leaving his post as leader of the four-campus system, he announced Monday, two weeks after Boulder faculty and students voted to censure him for his actions and comments...

Schools are open, but many families remain hesitant to return

The Denver Post (Education) 5/10 2:00A The New York Times News Service
By Dana Goldstein , The New York Times Pauline Rojas’ high school in San Antonio is open. But like many of her classmates, she has not returned and has little interest in doing so. During the coronavirus pandemic, she started working 20 to 40...

Denver Public Schools names 3 superintendent finalists

The Denver Post (Education) 5/7 8:03A Tiney Ricciardi
Denver Public Schools on Friday announced three finalists for superintendent to succeed Susana Cordova, who left the district in December . Notably, interim superintendent Dwight Jones is not among the contenders. The finalists include: Andre...

New Colorado law expands access to medical cannabis in schools

The Denver Post (Education) 5/5 12:27P Alex Burness
Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue. The bipartisan law, SB21-56 , removes the authority that school principals currently have to permit or not...

COVID, technology, unrest make stressful year for teachers

The Denver Post (Education) 5/3 2:23A Acacia Coronado, Kantele Franko
MANOR, Texas — The school bell rings, and about a dozen masked first-graders turn to the monitor and wave hello to their classmates — each a tiny Zoom square representing the other half of the class. The teacher — standing behind a plexiglass wall...
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