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Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association … more

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year. more

Marching in the sun

Adams 12 Five Star School District’s class of 2020 finally got their chance to march, with socially distanced and smaller ceremonies scheduled at Thornton’s Five Star Stadium the week of July 20. … more

Adams 12 opts for remote start

Adams 12 school students will stay home for the first two weeks of the 2020-21 school year, using an enhanced remote learning program according to a plan from Superintendent Chris Gdowski.The … more

Teachers across Colorado to get supply of masks

Colorado will provide hundreds of thousands of medical-grade masks to schools in every district across the state, Gov. Jared Polis has announced. “We will be supplying every teacher in the state … more

Changes to Action Center's annual school supplies event

Starting school off with the right supplies is important for students every year, said said Pam Brier, the center's executive director. And that's especially true as students are preparing to return … more

More than 700,000 served

Adams 12’s school food program will take a break for a week or two next month after a busy spring and summer. “We went from giving out cold sandwiches in March, blended in April and May with hot … more

Colorado releases coronavirus reopening guidance for schools

Colorado health and education officials on Monday issued guidance to school districts that allows for in-person learning in the fall with restrictions, especially for older students, aimed at … more

Jeffco student Instagram page chronicles bullying, discrimination and more

Lakewood High School senior Joshua Lujan identifies himself as queer and said he has experienced homophobia since he was in elementary school. Lujan, who previously attended South Lakewood Elementary … more

PHOTOS: Faith Christian Eagles Class of 2020 are onto the next chapter

Exactly eight weeks after its originally scheduled graduation — which was cancelled due to restrictions related to COVID-19 — Faith Christian High School celebrated the class of 2020's … more

Adams 12 class of 2020 gets to march

After virtual graduations via computer and one at drive-in, Adams 12’s class of 2020 will get a chance to march. “There are all the parts they’ve missed, and we want to give them that … more

Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines … more

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines … more

Drive-in graduation

While COVID-19’s strictures keeping Vantage Point High School’s class of 2020 from finishing their year with their friends, it could stop them from celebrating. The high school’s 2020 … more

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 … more

Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … more

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe … more

Jeffco Schools now considering a 50% return to classrooms

Jeffco's June 4 Board of Education meeting provided the first chance during the pandemic for community members to give public comment over video conferencing. And as a long line of parents began to … more
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