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High-tech learning: Skyline High honored for bringing more young women to the table

High-tech learning: Skyline High honored for bringing more young women to the table

Skyline recently received an award for female diversity, representation in computer science.
Do parents want Colorado to give standardized tests? It depends how you ask

Do parents want Colorado to give standardized tests? It depends how you ask

What do parents want? Advocacy groups have released results from competing polls that come to opposite conclusions to argue that the general public agrees with them.
Colorado school finance bill would spare districts from impact of enrollment declines

Colorado school finance bill would spare districts from impact of enrollment declines

The bill sends an extra $60 million to school districts — $41 million to make up for lost local tax revenue and another $19 million to districts that saw particularly large enrollment declines or that experienced a notable decrease in the number of students living in poverty. 
SVVSD, NextLight net $1.3M grant to expand internet service for low-income students

SVVSD, NextLight net $1.3M grant to expand internet service for low-income students

The grant from the Colorado Department of Education to improve access to free Internet for students and educators across the school district who might not have it due to the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Valerie Dodd, executive director of NextLight. 
Colorado joins multistate effort to improve how teacher prep programs cover reading

Colorado joins multistate effort to improve how teacher prep programs cover reading

Colorado is one of six states selected for a yearlong effort focused on strengthening how the state’s teacher preparation programs train future educators to teach reading. The project is the latest in a series of steps by state education officials meant to get more children reading at grade level after years of stagnant scores.
‘Still alive and thriving’: how SVVSD drama programs have endured the COVID storm

‘Still alive and thriving’: how SVVSD drama programs have endured the COVID storm

“The arts have still continued to be there for everyone during this crazy time. Creating it looks differently, but it’s definitely still alive and thriving,” said Janay Bird, St. Vrain Valley's fine arts coordinator..“For everyone, not just the students, art provides different things for everyone, may that be on the social emotional side, to help us grieve or celebrate, all of those real life emotions we feel all the time, art is what gets us through that.”
SVVSD on ‘solid and stable ground’ in spite of changes to budget brought on by the pandemic

SVVSD on ‘solid and stable ground’ in spite of changes to budget brought on by the pandemic

"The system and the day-to-day diligence that we've got in this district over years and years and years of strong leadership and I think it’s allowed us to to really ride through some extremely bumpy times with a modicum of control,” said Paula Peairs, SVVSD school board vice president, about the proposed budget amendments during Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Colorado moves teacher vaccines up to early February

Colorado moves teacher vaccines up to early February

Those eligible include preschool through 12th grade classroom teachers, child care workers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, safety workers, and others who provide services in public schools. About 120,000 people are in this group, state officials said.
Cybersecurity might not be fun and games, but it makes for exciting competition for St. Vrain students

Cybersecurity might not be fun and games, but it makes for exciting competition for St. Vrain students

Nine district teams competed in this year's CyberPatriot competition, with two ranking in the top 20% in the third round on Jan. 22.
State next week will launch new at-home COVID testing program for educators

State next week will launch new at-home COVID testing program for educators

Colorado, one of three states chosen to expand the use of Abbot BinaxNOW Ag Card rapid testing, has purchased 2 million test kits and has partnered with Amazon and eMed for home delivery and telehealth appointments for administration.