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Virtual speech therapy helping students while out of school


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:28:03 GMT

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Avivit Ben-Aharon, founder and clinical director of Great Speech, says services online can be just as helpful.

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Virtual music class keeps kids with developmental disabilities engaged during pandemic


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:09:41 GMT

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Instruments bring light and laughter to so many, despite the fact that the quick virtual switch hasn't been easy.

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Watchdog group questions DPS spending, accounting as uncertainty lingers around 2020-21 school year


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 04:23:55 GMT

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A watchdog group led by Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, or INC, projected Denver Public Schools could have a budget shortfall of $61 million for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Reopening schools this fall still in question, but draft guidelines will help districts plan


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 22:45:00 GMT

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The decision to reopen Colorado schools this fall hasn't been made, but the Colorado Department of Education released draft guidelines for districts to start planning for the return of students for in-person learning.

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Colorado's Joint Budget Committee proposes $500+ million in school cuts


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 21:55:34 GMT

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The State’s Joint Budget Committee, tasked with cutting $3.3 billion from Colorado’s yearly budget, submitted a proposal this week that would cut K-12 education by more than $500 million this upcoming school year.

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JeffCo Public Schools to release plan to reopen schools in fall today


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 13:46:30 GMT

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Today, the JeffCo Public School district will release its preliminary plan for what in-person learning could look like for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Nation's largest four-year public university will remain virtual for fall


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 17:49:50 GMT

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University officials admit though, there are things that just can't be virtual.

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Colorado Education Association wants to protect education from budget cuts with taxes


Created: Thu, 21 May 2020 00:09:13 GMT

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The Colorado Education Association is proposing an emergency tax relief bill to raise revenue as the state faces a $3 billion budget gap due to the pandemic.

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Colorado school counselors focus on special needs students' mental health


Created: Wed, 20 May 2020 22:35:30 GMT

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As part of Mental Health Month, the Douglas County School District and mental health providers are encouraging people to meet virtually to discuss mental health needs.

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COVID-19 Rebound Town Hall on Wednesday with education leaders to talk about next school year


Created: Tue, 19 May 2020 22:45:18 GMT

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Anne Trujillo is hosting a COVID-19 Rebound Town Hall with education leaders to talk about what Coloradans should look forward during the next school year. The Town Hall will take place Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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Gov. Polis announces distribution of $1.6B in federal CARES Act aid, much to Colorado education


Created: Tue, 19 May 2020 20:29:43 GMT

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Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic leadership on Monday night announced how the state will allocate $1.67 billion in federal CARES Act funding for the state’s response to COVID-19 and the economic crisis the outbreak has caused.

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CDC, other health organization release guidelines for schools considering reopening


Created: Fri, 15 May 2020 20:38:37 GMT

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Several health organizations have released guidelines on how schools should proceed with reopening. Still, at least one university system has said it will remain closed through the fall.

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Teachers summoned back to Colorado schools to help bag students' personal items left in lockers, desks


Created: Fri, 15 May 2020 04:13:10 GMT

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When Denver metro area students went on spring break, they had no idea they wouldn't be coming back to class because of the pandemic.

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Despite no graduation ceremonies, DU bells ring for the Class of 2020


Created: Thu, 14 May 2020 22:19:49 GMT

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This time of year would usually be graduation season, meaning the University of Denver campus would be busy hosting high school and college ceremonies. This year those have all been cancelled, but the staple song of those special occasions is still ringing through the air.

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Schools face tough choices this fall as health mandates limit classrooms to 10 people


Created: Thu, 14 May 2020 00:20:25 GMT

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JeffCo Public Schools released a draft of a plan for bringing students back to school this fall.

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School districts weigh options for opening this fall


Created: Tue, 12 May 2020 17:59:08 GMT

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Dr. Looney’s school district has roughly 100,000 students. The district has three possible plans for the next school year: open as normal, continue remote learning or some combination of the two.

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Are virtual ceremonies enough to honor Colorado's class of 2020?


Created: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:37:23 GMT

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For months, the class of 2020 has been envisioning the moment they’d fling their hats into the air and accept their degrees. Now, much of that excitement has faded, as students wait to find out how schools will mark this milestone. Is there a significant but safe way to honor the class of 2020?

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Denver Public Schools likely to mix in-person classes with remote learning beginning in August


Created: Fri, 08 May 2020 01:47:38 GMT

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Denver Public Schools leadership announced Thursday that the next academic year is expected to begin on time in August, but likely will consist of a mix of in-person and remote learning in an effort to maintain social distancing and prioritize health and safety.

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Littleton Public Schools Foundation’s Annual Spirit Celebration goes virtual


Created: Thu, 07 May 2020 21:03:27 GMT

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The Littleton Public Schools Foundation (LPSF), a Littleton-based nonprofit organization committed to funding educational and mental health programs within the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) district, will host its Spirit Celebration event online from May 9-16, 2020.

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Unimpressed by online classes, college students seek refunds


Created: Mon, 04 May 2020 21:30:43 GMT

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Students at more than 25 universities are filing lawsuits demanding tuition refunds from their schools after finding that the online classes they're being offered don't match up to the classroom experience.

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Cherry Creek School District delivering meals to 4,500 students during coronavirus outbreak


Created: Fri, 01 May 2020 23:51:27 GMT

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A total of 4,500 students are receiving meals from Cherry Creek during the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

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Nominate your favorite teacher for Colorado Teacher of the Year


Created: Fri, 01 May 2020 21:02:19 GMT

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Thank a teacher who has inspired you by nominating them to apply for the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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Already hurting, Colorado school districts fear additional cuts coming due to coronavirus


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:12:08 GMT

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School districts across the state are already having to deal with remote learning and a loss of revenue that comes with being closed down due to COVID-19. Now, there is growing fear that budget cuts may be coming from the state level, which could go even deeper.

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Congrats to Grads! Give a shoutout to a Colorado HS or college graduate


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 20:43:46 GMT

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Denver7 is excited to honor Spring 2020 Colorado high school and college graduates who might not be able to experience normal commencement activities because of COVID-19.

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2020 Kids Count report shows 150,000 Colorado kids live in poverty


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:08:18 GMT

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On Thursday, the Colorado Children's Campaign released its annual Kids Count report, looking at health and well-being of children in Colorado.

Read more: 2020 Kids Count report shows 150,000 Colorado kids live in poverty


Certain schools, students face bigger challenges with remote learning


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:46:47 GMT

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Remote learning is affecting different types of schools and students differently, including rural versus urban districts, and low-income versus affluent kids.

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College students can get more aid during the COVID-19 crisis


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 02:10:43 GMT

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College students who left their campuses in droves were often met with a whole new financial reality. Here are three ways those students can find some help.

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Centennial home school coach offers advice for parents on managing remote learning


Created: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:09:30 GMT

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Centennial mother and life coach Laura Garn says doing school at home doesn't have to be stressful if you manage your time and your expectations.

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High school senior in Aurora finishes unique and powerful senior video during stay-at-home order


Created: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:02:05 GMT

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The class of 2020 will certainly have a story to tell about their senior year in high school. And this high school student captured it in a video.

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'We made her proud': Donations clear lunch debt for all Englewood students


Created: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 04:47:56 GMT

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When Englewood students go back to school, they'll have a clean slate on their lunch balance.

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