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SVVSD nets $2.79M grant to expand its summer literacy program to partner districts across the state

SVVSD nets $2.79M grant to expand its summer literacy program to partner districts across the state

The funding, announced Monday, is part of the second round of grants awarded by the RISE Fund, which was launched in September and distributed its first awards in November. In addition to expanding the program across the state, the RISE grant will pay for St. Vrain’s Project Launch summer program at six of 14 district sites.
Colorado legislation looks to make standardized tests optional for college admissions

Colorado legislation looks to make standardized tests optional for college admissions

State Rep. Cathy Kipp and state Sen. Tammy Story, both Democrats, plan to introduce legislation when the chambers are back in session that would allow public colleges and universities to make the move to test-optional admissions. Students could still submit scores if they chose.
Grants help SVVSD teachers innovate education

Grants help SVVSD teachers innovate education

Teacher Innovation grants allow teachers to support students through STEM, innovation and special needs projects.
SVVSD looking to ways it can boost learning, retention this summer, beyond

SVVSD looking to ways it can boost learning, retention this summer, beyond

“We are definitely going to continue to diversify our portfolio of opportunities for our kids ...  We were ready for this crisis in many ways but we are also looking at how we leverage it to become better than before,” Superintendent Don Haddad said during Wednesday night’s board of education study session.   
Young entrepreneur helps Longmont residents get around, spend time with families by fixing their bikes

Young entrepreneur helps Longmont residents get around, spend time with families by fixing their bikes

Skyline High School senior fixes bikes during pandemic to assist in bringing families together and help ensure people have a reliable and eco-friendly mode of transportation while also earning money to build his business.
Five questions with St. Vrain Valley school board member Richard Martyr

Five questions with St. Vrain Valley school board member Richard Martyr

Have you ever wondered what a school board does? Today marks the final installment of an eight-part series focused on what the St. Vrain Valley board does and getting to know its members. 
Five questions with St. Vrain Valley board member Jim Berthold

Five questions with St. Vrain Valley board member Jim Berthold

Have you ever wondered what a school board does? Today marks the seventh installment of an eight-part series focused on what the St. Vrain Valley board does and getting to know its members. 
SVVSD anticipates 500 employees will be vaccinated for COVID by end of February

SVVSD anticipates 500 employees will be vaccinated for COVID by end of February

Employees 70 and older are getting vaccinations right now, according to Superintendent Don Haddad.
Educators ask new Legislature to prioritize Colorado public school funding

Educators ask new Legislature to prioritize Colorado public school funding

"In a time where we are trying to address the needs in a global pandemic in educating our students, we need the Legislature to prioritize funding for our students, and for our public schools," said Amie Baca-Oehlert, a high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association.
Five questions with St. Vrain Valley school board member Chico Garcia

Five questions with St. Vrain Valley school board member Chico Garcia

Have you ever wondered what a school board does? Today marks the sixth installment of an eight-part series focused on what the St. Vrain Valley board does and getting to know its members.