‘It was so special’: Colorado high schools host creative graduations during the pandemic

From drive-in to drive-through, and from ski gondolas to car parades, high schools across Colorado are finding unique and creative ways to honor this year’s graduating seniors. Graduation comes at a tenuous time in the public battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many …

Coronavirus could cost Colorado 180,000 jobs, report says

The economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak could lead to 180,000 jobs lost in Colorado, according to a scenario in a recent report. The Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a free enterprise think tank, released a report that uses “dynamic economic forecasting and simulation model” to project two …

Colorado College’s move to remote learning exposes risks of reopening

Colorado College this week shut down its campus after an outbreak of COVID-19 within half a month of students’ return to school. Now it faces the challenge of preventing its students from acting as coronavirus vectors as they return home or rent elsewhere. Leading U.S. health …

Website makes Colorado school data transparent but lacks context

Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s Department of Education has just launched a website that shares that data in a searchable, comparable format. Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s …

NM Environment Review: Upper Colorado fallowing program ending, more money for Gila River diversion, plus more

It’s likely you’ve already seen the big headlines of the week: fires, floods and the resignation of Scott Pruitt from the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Here are some of the less flashy stories you may have missed recently: -Writing for Water Deeply, Brent Gardner-Smith reports that the Upper …

Colorado school reopening updates: School districts can continue serving free meals to all students

Sept. 1 Change in federal regulations means more students can get free school meals All Colorado children can get free meals at participating school sites this fall, after the federal government changed course on food service rules. When Colorado school districts closed in the spring, …