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Leader for Colorado’s early childhood department

Colorado has kicked off its search for an executive director to lead its new Department of Early Childhood, a cabinet-level agency that will house programs that currently reside in the state’s education... Read more »

Universal free preschool is coming. How will Colorado ensure quality?

Should preschool classes be capped at 16 children? Should teachers have bachelor’s degrees? Should classrooms be subject to annual in-person visits from expert evaluators? These are a few of the questions Colorado... Read more »

At hospitals, food halls, and ski resorts, Colorado effort helps employers create on-site child care

A ski resort in Steamboat Springs, a community hospital in Grand Junction, and a food hall project in downtown Pueblo. On the face of it, they don’t have much in common, but... Read more »

Colorado Teacher of the Year selected as finalist for national award

Autumn Rivera, Colorado’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Wednesday. Rivera, a... Read more »

State endorses 5-day isolation, quarantine periods for Colorado schools

Colorado schools can adopt shorter COVID isolation and quarantine periods to match recent federal guidance for the general public, the state health department announced Friday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and... Read more »

Delayed COVID relief puts some Colorado child care owners in jeopardy

When hundreds of Colorado child care providers recently filled out surveys about their financial well-being, the desperation was palpable. One wrote, “This is so stressful.” Another said, “We are behind on rent.”... Read more »

How this Denver theater teacher sees his students

When COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020, theater arts teacher Michael Berquist had just finished a production of “Footloose” with his students at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy Academy, a K-12 magnet... Read more »

CU Denver recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institution

The University of Colorado Denver and the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora are now federally recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, opening up access to multimillion-dollar grants to help attract and retain... Read more »