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Aurora Public Schools reverses course, will move most students in grades 1-8 back to remote learning


Created: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:59:28 GMT

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Most students in grades 1-8 will transition back to remote learning due to a concerning increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections within the city, Aurora Public Schools said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff Thursday evening.

Read more: Aurora Public Schools reverses course, will move most students in grades 1-8 back to remote learning


CU Boulder plans "wellness days," no spring break, for on-campus learning next semester


Created: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:46:29 GMT

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University of Colorado Boulder officials are planning a mix of in-person learning and remote classes for the spring semester, with "wellness day" replacing spring break to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Read more: CU Boulder plans "wellness days," no spring break, for on-campus learning next semester


Pandemic has forced trade schools to alter how they teach people their crafts


Created: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:01:32 GMT

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The pandemic forced us all to make changes to how we work and learn. It also forced trade schools to find new ways to teach people their crafts.

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Aurora high school students to continue learning remotely until at least Nov. 13, district says


Created: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:13:29 GMT

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High school students in Aurora will continue their education from the comfort of their own homes until at least Nov. 13, district officials said in a letter to parents, teachers and staff late Monday afternoon.

Read more: Aurora high school students to continue learning remotely until at least Nov. 13, district says


DPS, Denver Health announce free COVID-19 assessment, testing for all DPS students


Created: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:25:34 GMT

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All students in the Denver Public Schools systems will have access to free COVID-19 assessments and tests, according to an announcement from DPS and Denver Health.

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Colorado's outdoor schools see enrollment bump amid pandemic


Created: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:02:17 GMT

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Outdoor education programs modeled after "Forest Schools" are seeing increased interest as people try to spend more time outside.

Read more: Colorado's outdoor schools see enrollment bump amid pandemic


Middle, high school students in Denver won’t return to the classroom until early November, DPS says


Created: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 04:10:16 GMT

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In-person learning for middle and high school students at DPS was scheduled to begin on Oct. 21 after it was pushed back in late July. Elementary schools in Denver will reopen as scheduled next week, Cordova said.

Read more: Middle, high school students in Denver won’t return to the classroom until early November, DPS says


First few weeks of school have been difficult for teachers amid pandemic


Created: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:51:16 GMT

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We're about a month into the school year and teachers are struggling to keep children up to speed amid the pandemic.

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Pandemic not stopping East High School grad from fulfilling her college dream


Created: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 21:36:50 GMT

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Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center helped East High grad become the first in her family to graduate high school and go to college.

Read more: Pandemic not stopping East High School grad from fulfilling her college dream


As the quarantine expiration nears for people ages 18-22 in Boulder, no decision yet on next steps


Created: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 21:27:25 GMT

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On Tuesday, CU Boulder reported zero new cases of COVID-19, a promising data point that Boulder County health officials will be looking at closely as the public health order's Oct. 8 expiration date nears.

Read more: As the quarantine expiration nears for people ages 18-22 in Boulder, no decision yet on next steps


Schools trying to fundraise amid remote learning


Created: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:34:24 GMT

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School leaders are reimagining how to raise the money necessary to educate their students while they learn remotely.

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With enrollment down, chances of getting into Ivy League schools increase


Created: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 20:47:05 GMT

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The gap-year trend and resulting reduced competition is also leading to a trend in college transfers.

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COVID-19 cases drop among CU Boulder students, but restrictions still needed, officials say


Created: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:00:44 GMT

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Officials on Thursday said COVID-19 case counts are dropping on the University of Colorado Boulder campus after the school and city upped restrictions and enforcement in recent weeks.

Read more: COVID-19 cases drop among CU Boulder students, but restrictions still needed, officials say


Seven educators selected as finalists for Colorado Teacher of the Year


Created: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:02:53 GMT

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In a year when the importance of educators is more evident than ever before, seven Colorado teachers have been chosen as finalists for the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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Gov. Polis, education and mental health officials discuss importance of kids going to school


Created: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:26:53 GMT

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In Tuesday's COVID-19 press conference, Gov. Jared Polis and education officials emphasized a need for children to be attending school, either in-person or online, after seeing a decline in enrollment across the state.

Read more: Gov. Polis, education and mental health officials discuss importance of kids going to school


Wastewater testing at CSU finds high levels of COVID-19, 900 students told to self-quarantine


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 04:06:48 GMT

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Late Thursday night, 400 students at Summit Hall and the 500 at Braiden Hall received an alarming email.

Read more: Wastewater testing at CSU finds high levels of COVID-19, 900 students told to self-quarantine


CSU detects 'significantly high' COVID-19 levels in two residence halls' wastewater


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:08:02 GMT

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Colorado State University placed several hundred students who live in Braiden and Summit halls under a mandatory quarantine after the university detected significantly high levels of COVID-19 during the latest round of wastewater testing.

Read more: CSU detects 'significantly high' COVID-19 levels in two residence halls' wastewater


Boulder students speak out against new public health order banning gatherings for those ages 18-22


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:48:45 GMT

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Young adults are pushing back on a public health order banning gatherings for people ages 18 to 22 in the city of Boulder.

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Students complain about quarantine conditions at Regis University


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:01:50 GMT

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College students at Regis University are complaining about conditions during a mandatory quarantine.

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COVID-19 outbreak at CU Boulder now the largest in Colorado, state data says


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:06:13 GMT

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The COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Colorado Boulder is now the largest in the state, with 1,198 positive cases among students and 104 with probable cases of the virus, according to the latest outbreak data released by state officials Wednesday.

Read more: COVID-19 outbreak at CU Boulder now the largest in Colorado, state data says


Business owners in Boulder County worry that university outbreak could spell financial trouble


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:41:47 GMT

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A massive spike in COVID-19 cases at CU Boulder has led to

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Colorado officials say recent increase in COVID-19 cases goes beyond college students


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:56:50 GMT

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Colorado is again seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases that caused officials to sound another alarm Tuesday, saying the new cases were seen across all age groups and were not limited to the spike involving college-aged adults.

Read more: Colorado officials say recent increase in COVID-19 cases goes beyond college students


CHSAA announces fall football schedule; nearly 80% of schools will play


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:53:09 GMT

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Nearly 80% of Colorado high schools have opted to play football this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced Tuesday as it released new district alignments for the shortened season.

Read more: CHSAA announces fall football schedule; nearly 80% of schools will play


360: As parents balance a career and their child's remote learning, is it OK to leave kids home alone?


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:50:09 GMT

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Some working parents are facing a difficult decision: Is it OK to leave a child at home alone as they learn remotely? What are the rules around leaving a child at home and is it safe? We took a 360 look.

Read more: 360: As parents balance a career and their child's remote learning, is it OK to leave kids home alone?


Douglas County Schools continues search for interim superintendent after sole candidate withdraws


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:42:52 GMT

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The Douglas County School Board is still looking for an interim superintendent after the sole finalist withdraw his name for consideration.

Read more: Douglas County Schools continues search for interim superintendent after sole candidate withdraws


CU Boulder moving to remote classes for two weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:35:36 GMT

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The University of Colorado Boulder is moving to online-only classes for at least two weeks, beginning Wednesday, amid a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus, officials announced Monday.

Read more: CU Boulder moving to remote classes for two weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases


DPS considers overhaul of the curriculum to include Black, Latino, and Indigenous history


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:30:58 GMT

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Denver Public Schools will consider a resolution to make the curriculum representative of Black, Latino and Indigenous history.

Read more: DPS considers overhaul of the curriculum to include Black, Latino, and Indigenous history


Boulder issues summons over CU football team hike on Mount Sanitas


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 22:56:17 GMT

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The University of Colorado Boulder's director of football operations was issued a summons over a team hike on Mount Sanitas, where more than 100 people involved with the program were seen hiking together, according to a city news release.

Read more: Boulder issues summons over CU football team hike on Mount Sanitas


COVID-19 isolation rooms dwindling on CU Boulder campus


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:54:55 GMT

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It's been two days since CU Boulder students were told to isolate for the next two weeks.

Read more: COVID-19 isolation rooms dwindling on CU Boulder campus


Colorado high school football is back on this fall. Here's what it will look like.


Created: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:52:42 GMT

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Colorado high school football is back on this fall — at least for the districts that decide to play this semester.

Read more: Colorado high school football is back on this fall. Here's what it will look like.

 
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