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Cherry Creek Schools will start the year with mix of in-person, hybrid learning


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:57:58 GMT

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Citing a decrease in COVID-19 cases in Arapahoe County, the Cherry Creek School District on Thursday announced plans for a mix of in-person classes and hybrid or blended learning to start the school year this month.

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Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:40:02 GMT

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Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest school district, will not welcome students back to the classroom to start the school year. Instead it will rely on remote instruction.

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Northern Colorado parents set up website to help families form pandemic pods for schooling


Created: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:37:24 GMT

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A group of mothers in Fort Collins is working to help connect families with one another to form schooling pods.

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Poudre School District scraps staggered start plans, will also start school year remotely


Created: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:08:21 GMT

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Kids in northern Colorado are joining their peers across much of the Front Range by learning remotely when the 2020-2021 school year begins on Aug. 24.

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CHSAA moving contact sports to new year, creating 4 seasons and shortened schedules for 2020-21


Created: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:08:56 GMT

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High school athletics will be split into four seasons and sports teams’ schedules will be shortened under the calendar for the year released Tuesday by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

Read more: CHSAA moving contact sports to new year, creating 4 seasons and shortened schedules for 2020-21


Boulder Valley School District to begin school year with remote classes


Created: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:06:34 GMT

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The Boulder Valley School District on Tuesday joined several others across the Front Range in announcing it will begin the school year with remote classes.

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St. Vrain Valley Schools to begin year with 100% online learning through at least last week of September


Created: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:20:26 GMT

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St. Vrain Valley School District students and educators will start the year with 100% online learning through at least the last week of September, the district announced Tuesday morning.

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'This is completely uncharted': 7 questions for a Colorado superintendent about school restarting


Created: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:29:58 GMT

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The 2020-21 school year is less than a month away for most Colorado districts, and we're talking with area superintendents about their plans for the upcoming semester — even as COVID-19 conditions force districts to adjust and adapt.

Read more: 'This is completely uncharted': 7 questions for a Colorado superintendent about school restarting


Families across Colorado debate whether to send their kids to school or keep them home


Created: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 01:47:35 GMT

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All across Colorado, families are trying to figure out whether to send their kids back to school or keep them home and opt for remote learning. Here’s a 360 look at the decision families are making for the upcoming school year.

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360: Colorado teachers share perspectives on returning to classroom


Created: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:22:02 GMT

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Teachers from different districts in the Denver area shared their concerns about reopening schools.

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How to reopen schools: What the data doesn’t tell us, and why scientific research is limited


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 22:42:04 GMT

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As school districts across Colorado navigate how and when to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a lack of scientific research about how the virus spreads in schools and no clear metrics for how students go safely back to school amid a pandemic.

Read more: How to reopen schools: What the data doesn’t tell us, and why scientific research is limited


Denver Public Schools pushes in-person learning to mid-October at the earliest


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:14:38 GMT

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Denver Public Schools is again delaying the start of in-person classes and extending remote learning for most students through at least mid-October, the district announced Wednesday.

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Colorado teenagers with high-risk family members continue to feel isolated amid COVID-19


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:55:50 GMT

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As more Coloradans have resumed social activities, some families, especially those with high-risk individuals, have continued to stay isolated. Experts say adolescents in those situations may be suffering from increased loneliness, depression, and other mental health concerns.

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Safely back to school: 7 questions with Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:43:27 GMT

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The 2020-21 school year will be unlike any other, even as many Colorado districts plan to offer in-person learning.

Read more: Safely back to school: 7 questions with Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent


Back to school: When and how Denver-area districts will start class amid COVID-19


Created: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:59:53 GMT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrinkle into the normally-routine back-to-school season. The virus outbreak is preventing many districts from starting the school year on time, and some are choosing to delay in-person learning and begin the year online.

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'There really is no pause for us:' Virtual schools seeing increased interest


Created: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:03:47 GMT

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As parents across Colorado struggle with the stress of their kids returning to school, more and more are turning to online schools.

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Poudre School District delays classes by one week, details hybrid model


Created: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 22:53:52 GMT

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The Poudre School District on Monday announced its plans for a gradual reopening of in-person classes, with a delayed start and a staggered return to 100% in-person learning, officials said.

Read more: Poudre School District delays classes by one week, details hybrid model


Douglas County School District approves 'hybrid model' for fall in-person learning


Created: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 15:51:54 GMT

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After previewing a plan to bring students back to the classroom full-time, the Douglas County School District switched course, unanimously approving a plan for what they call a 'hybrid model' requiring students to stay home for part of the school week.

Read more: Douglas County School District approves 'hybrid model' for fall in-person learning


Aurora students will not return to in-person learning until at least late October


Created: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 04:40:28 GMT

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During a Friday night meeting, the Aurora Public School Board of Education voted to begin the school year remotely for the first eight weeks, citing the recent increase of coronavirus cases in Adams and Arapahoe counties.

Read more: Aurora students will not return to in-person learning until at least late October


Parents can use state-specific modeling data to help make schooling decisions


Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:47:55 GMT

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The COVID-19 Projection Machine gives parents an interactive map to work with. As you scroll over each state, you can see current case numbers, hospitalization rates and most importantly, the positivity rate for your state. Once it crosses 5%, parents and school districts should take note.

Read more: Parents can use state-specific modeling data to help make schooling decisions


'I didn't learn anything': Colorado family worries about the quality of online education


Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:12:21 GMT

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CDC emphasizes reopening schools in new guidance that contradicts past recommendations


Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 01:49:39 GMT

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The CDC is now backing a plan to reopen schools as President Trump calls on Congress to send $105 billion to the nation's schools to better prepare to mitigate the virus.

Read more: CDC emphasizes reopening schools in new guidance that contradicts past recommendations


Jeffco Public Schools will start year with remote classes, transition to hybrid model after 2 weeks


Created: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:54:40 GMT

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Jeffco Public Schools, which had planned to start the school year with in-person classes, will now begin with two weeks of remote learning before transitioning to a hybrid model, district officials announced Thursday.

Read more: Jeffco Public Schools will start year with remote classes, transition to hybrid model after 2 weeks


Kindergarten enrollment down at public school districts


Created: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:31:29 GMT

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Miami-Date County Public Schools in Florida is tackling a 40-percent decline in kindergarten enrollment, and other public schools across the country are dealing with a similar situation.

Read more: Kindergarten enrollment down at public school districts


Thompson School District announces 2-week delay in classes, in-person and remote options


Created: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:29:57 GMT

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The Thompson School District in northern Colorado will start school two weeks later than scheduled, district officials announced this week.

Read more: Thompson School District announces 2-week delay in classes, in-person and remote options


USAFA announces all cadets to return to campus for fall


Created: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:28:17 GMT

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The U.S. Air Force Academy announced Thursday that its entire cadet student body will be returning for the fall, making it one of the first universities in the country to have its full student body on campus by the end of July.

Read more: USAFA announces all cadets to return to campus for fall


DPS joins NAACP lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over CARES Act funding


Created: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 02:50:17 GMT

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DPS has joined a lawsuit filed by the NAACP seeking to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from forcing public school districts to share more pandemic funding with private schools.

Read more: DPS joins NAACP lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over CARES Act funding


Some parents turning to micro-schooling to provide education to kids during pandemic


Created: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:06:38 GMT

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Advocates for micro-schools hope the educational option can help ease drop-out rates and make sure no kids fall through the cracks.

Read more: Some parents turning to micro-schooling to provide education to kids during pandemic


Teachers and parents express ongoing concerns over back-to-school plans


Created: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:08:26 GMT

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As the beginning of school inches closer, concerns among families, teachers and students keep growing.

Read more: Teachers and parents express ongoing concerns over back-to-school plans


Colorado teachers union survey finds nearly 80% say they'd be willing to refuse to return to school


Created: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 23:03:33 GMT

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A Colorado Education Association survey of more than 10,000 educators found that 78% of respondents said they would be willing to refuse to return to work this fall if they do not feel proper health and safety concerns have been addressed by districts before reopening schools.

Read more: Colorado teachers union survey finds nearly 80% say they'd be willing to refuse to return to school

 
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