background img

School

In-person learning announcement for 2 large Denver districts

Jeffco Public Schools and the Cherry Creek School District announced in-person learning for their youngest students for the new school year despite the novel coronavirus, which forced all schools around the state to end the last school year remotely. Jeffco Public Schools Jeffco schools sent a letter Friday announcing that when school reopens the week […]

Continue Reading

How to Get Into Your Dream College - Yes, It's Possible!

Year after year the challenge of gaining admission into a top university increases. To many, the possibility of getting into their dream school seems like a dream, but with the right tools and support, it’s entirely achievable. Breaking down the expectations of university admissions, admissions officers want students that are not only strong academically or […]

Continue Reading

Colorado teachers will lead literacy lessons on public television

To our fellow parents who feel like they’re failures at this homeschooling gig: we have help! In response to school closures across Colorado, Rocky Mountain Public Media in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative, will provide K-3 learners, their families, and caregivers with direct-to-home […]

Continue Reading

Hybrid of in-person and remote learning likely in Denver schools this fall

Denver’s public schools “will likely offer a mix of in-person and remote learning” when school resumes in the fall, Superintendent Susana Cordova said Thursday in a newsletter to families. “Until health officials give clearance for a return to normal school operations, we will need to adhere to social-distancing guidelines,” Cordova wrote. “We will also likely […]

Continue Reading

Emotional needs, instructional support top concerns for Colorado school districts doing remote learning

Many Colorado school districts say their biggest struggle right now is providing social and emotional support for children who are learning at home, even as tens of thousands of students still don’t have home internet access. These findings come from a school district needs assessment carried out by the Colorado Department of Education and the […]

Continue Reading

The Year Without Graduation: A Letter to My Daughter and the Class of 2020

As a parent, I’ve had to navigate hundreds of unanticipated situations. I’ve uttered scoldings I never thought would be necessary, including “Don’t lick street signs,” and “We always wear underwear to school.” I’ve offered support as they changed schools and sustained concussions. I’ve even seen them through a divorce in which we all demonstrated great […]

Continue Reading

Exhausted and Grieving: Teaching During the Coronavirus Crisis

Stress isn’t new to teachers, but what they’re experiencing now makes their typical stress seem like a picnic. Driven by a pandemic to the front lines of an unprecedented rush to distance-learning, the nation’s teachers are scrambling to manage an armful of new challenges. And they’re exhausted. That exhaustion emerges from a tangle of dynamics. […]

Continue Reading