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Colorado school finance bill sends more money to students in poverty, English learners

Colorado school finance bill sends more money to students in poverty, English learners

Colorado school districts get $77 million to help students living in poverty or learning English under legislation introduced this week.
Riding herd on mental health in Colorado ranching country

Riding herd on mental health in Colorado ranching country

The pandemic has led to mental health challenges, including serious stress, anxiety and depression among farmers and ranchers.
Decline in participation of annual English fluency test prompts need for more analysis

Decline in participation of annual English fluency test prompts need for more analysis

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To boost enrollment after pandemic, Colorado community colleges turn to adult students

To boost enrollment after pandemic, Colorado community colleges turn to adult students

Enrollment across the community college system is down about 10 percent this year.
Longmont's Nextlight offers bigger discount on internet after new law goes into effect

Longmont's Nextlight offers bigger discount on internet after new law goes into effect

Federal funds allows income-qualified familes the ability to access the internet at lower rates.
Finding out how Colorado schools teach reading can be a wild goose chase. This bill could make it easier.

Finding out how Colorado schools teach reading can be a wild goose chase. This bill could make it easier.

A Colorado bill could make it easier for parents to learn how schools teach reading and spend funds for struggling readers
Feral desert donkeys are digging wells, giving water to parched wildlife

Feral desert donkeys are digging wells, giving water to parched wildlife

The wells dramatically increase water availability in the desert.
This lockdown wasn’t a drill. Here’s what the next four hours looked like in my classroom.

This lockdown wasn’t a drill. Here’s what the next four hours looked like in my classroom.

One teacher's experience of a lockdown
Putting out fires; local firefighters are prepared as 2021 fire season begins

Putting out fires; local firefighters are prepared as 2021 fire season begins

Dry conditions and low amounts of snow have firefighters concerned for worse fire season than last year
Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod suggest it was a moonlight predator

Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod suggest it was a moonlight predator

Two fossil species – Haplocheirus sollers and Shuvuuia deserti – likely had extremely good night vision.