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A governor eager to reopen, COVID cases declining and half of Colorado students are online. What happened?

A governor eager to reopen, COVID cases declining and half of Colorado students are online. What happened?

Colorado’s experience of school reopening has been a microcosm of the nation’s, marked by uncertainty and disparities. Students are facing wildly different educational experiences based on where they live.
SVVSD school board meetings find new virtual home

SVVSD school board meetings find new virtual home

School board meetings are now live-streamed by the district.
Latino families in Longmont face difficulties as school year begins

Latino families in Longmont face difficulties as school year begins

With online learning, there is an expectation that things will remain challenging for all, which brings up concerns about how Latino children will fare, something ELPASO and Cornerstone Boulder aim to address through one-on-one support. 
Families, staff make best of very different first day of school

Families, staff make best of very different first day of school

School officials, teachers and families are making adjustments to educate the thousands of students filtering into local and virtual classrooms this week and the next. 
5 reasons to let students keep their cameras off during Zoom classes

5 reasons to let students keep their cameras off during Zoom classes

"As a researcher who studies behavior and the brain, I have found the evidence suggests that online instruction can pose a range of challenges for students if they are required to keep their cameras on during class. Here are five reasons why I believe students should be allowed to keep their cameras off instead."
3 ways to get kids to tune in and pay attention when schools go virtual

3 ways to get kids to tune in and pay attention when schools go virtual

"As a new school year gets underway, is there anything that teachers and families can do to curb these problems with remote learning due to COVID-19? Having spent our careers doing research on student motivation and learning with technology, we recommend these three strategies."
Charter and private schools forge ahead in the face of COVID

Charter and private schools forge ahead in the face of COVID

Twin Peaks has seen an influx of applications in recent weeks, after the St. Vrain Valley School District announced that all public school students would start the year learning from home.
While students log in for classes, St. Vrain teachers will be in classrooms

While students log in for classes, St. Vrain teachers will be in classrooms

Teachers and staff working on-site “better ensures consistent schedules, access to teaching materials and/or work schedules, and a focused environment for instruction,” said Kerri McDermid, spokeswoman for the district.
Show us your first day of school photos

Show us your first day of school photos

The Leader is hoping to compile your pics of the first day of school in a gallery on our site and we would love to include your pics.
New Colorado quarantine guidance would allow more students to stay in school

New Colorado quarantine guidance would allow more students to stay in school

State public health officials said the new guidance, issued Wednesday, was developed through feedback from school district officials, teachers, school nurses, local public agencies, and clinicians. They said it was both more detailed and more nuanced than the original guidance issued July 30.