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Computer science program gets a boost at Sunset Middle School

Computer science program gets a boost at Sunset Middle School

Students learn "not just how to code in a computer, but how code comes to life in real action,” Jenn Macious said.
Empresas de manufactura en Longmont buscan estudiantes para pasantías de aprendizaje inmersivo

Empresas de manufactura en Longmont buscan estudiantes para pasantías de aprendizaje inmersivo

CareerWise se ha asociado con el fabricante de adhesivos y etiquetas StickerGiant, SparkFun, un fabricante de electrónicos, y Lexmark para crear cuatro oportunidades de aprendizaje para los estudiantes de los distritos escolares de St. Vrain Valley y Boulder Valley.
And the bands play on: Mead and Coal Ridge middle schools receive donations to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

And the bands play on: Mead and Coal Ridge middle schools receive donations to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

Later this month, a set of 30 PBuzz instruments will be delivered to Mead Elementary School. The lightweight, plastic instruments are designed for younger musicians as an introduction to brass instruments and the skill of buzzing into a mouthpiece.
Millions more for Colorado K-12 schools? Lawmakers seek court opinion first

Millions more for Colorado K-12 schools? Lawmakers seek court opinion first

On Friday, after giving initial approval to a bill to phase in higher local tax rates over 19 years, senators took the unusual step of sending what’s called an interrogatory seeking the opinion of the state’s highest court.
Facing competing pressures, CDC weighs relaxing 6 feet rule in schools

Facing competing pressures, CDC weighs relaxing 6 feet rule in schools

Pressure on the CDC has come from advocates and some experts who argue that any benefit of the 6-foot requirement is far outweighed by the resulting downsides of remote instruction for students. Pressure is already coming from the other side, too, with a prominent teachers union leader warning against revamping the guidance.
Virtual Spanish-language session will share information, collect input on universal preschool

Virtual Spanish-language session will share information, collect input on universal preschool

“The point of this (session) is to talk to families to say, ‘Here is what the voters approved in November’ and ask ‘How should it look for it to be the most supportive for you?,’” said Melissa Mares, event facilitator and early childhood policy fellow at the Colorado Children’s Campaign.
Colorado Senate passes school cannabis medicine bill

Colorado Senate passes school cannabis medicine bill

Under current law, school districts must allow parents and caregivers to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds. School principals have discretion whether to allow school personnel to posses and administer medicine on school grounds. The new bill would remove that discretion.
Gov. Jared Polis signs bill scaling back standardized testing. Now the federal government must weigh in

Gov. Jared Polis signs bill scaling back standardized testing. Now the federal government must weigh in

Rather than administer the suite of standardized tests that students typically take, Colorado education officials will seek a waiver from federal testing requirements. If successful, there will be no science or social studies tests, and students would take either a math or a literacy test, but not both. The tests won’t be used to evaluate teacher performance or rate schools. 
Gov. Jared Polis signs bill maintaining school funding amid pandemic challenges

Gov. Jared Polis signs bill maintaining school funding amid pandemic challenges

Colorado schools are funded based on enrollment. The legislation approved by Polis ensures Colorado school districts will receive the money they originally expected for the 2020-21 school year despite about 30,000 fewer students showing up, a 3.3% decline in enrollment. 
Field trips nixed, Blue Mountain Elementary teacher creates on-site walk through local history

Field trips nixed, Blue Mountain Elementary teacher creates on-site walk through local history

“Since we can’t take a field trip, we thought we would bring a field trip to them,” third grade teacher Kelly Dodds said.