Life is hard for middle and high schoolers who struggle to read. This Colorado public school aims to help.

By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado Kaylee, an eighth-grader in a light blue hoodie, read a list of words, one by one, to teacher Jessica Thurby. She stumbled on a few: Debate came out “deblate,” sacred turned into “secret,” and defend became “define.” The pair went over the missed words. As Kaylee took another stab at “sacred,” she said, “It looked […]

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Denver schools superintendent cuts dozens of jobs from central office

By Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado Denver’s superintendent is cutting dozens of positions from the central office in a reduction that will save Denver Public Schools $9 million, according to an email obtained by Chalkbeat. Superintendent Alex Marrero described the cuts in an email sent to district staff Tuesday. They total at least 76 positions and include 15 executive-level jobs. The […]

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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: 23 deaths, 11,560 community cases

There are 23 new Covid deaths today, making this week New Zealand’s deadliest since the start of the pandemic. The Ministry of Health has also reported 11,560 new community cases. According to ministry data, last week was the deadliest seven-day period of the outbreak, with 84 deaths. Today’s figures mean this week has surpassed that. Since Monday, there have been […]

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Douglas County School District names Erin Kane as new superintendent

Douglas County’s school board voted Tuesday to hire Erin Kane, executive director of schools for American Academy, as the embattled district’s sole finalist for superintendent. Kane was one of two finalists for the job, which became vacant when the Board of Education fired former superintendent Corey Wise in February. Kane has a long history in Douglas County School District, including […]

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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Principal says virus has ‘without a doubt’ spread within school

An intermediate principal says Omicron has spread between her students despite the school’s best efforts, with half of student Covid cases clustered in groups of close friends. Henderson Intermediate principal Wendy Esera shut the school down two weeks ago as cases were shooting up. While they were at home she tasked her teachers with analysing all the Covid cases in […]

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Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: Auckland and Northland Covid case numbers believed to be double what testing shows

Health officials believe testing is only picking up half of the total positive Covid-19 cases in Auckland and Northland. It comes as the head of one of Auckland’s most prominent health and welfare providers suspects as many as two-thirds of positive results aren’t being reported. On Friday, a spokesperson for the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) told the NZ […]

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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Nearly 20,000 new community cases, 373 people in hospital – Ashley Bloomfield

OMICRON OUTBREAK LATEST* Omicron surges in the capital: 22% positivity rate; outbreak in university halls* Removal of self-isolation for vaxxed travellers ‘sensible’ – experts* Two years of Covid in NZ – the wins, the losses and what comes next* Employers brace for Kiwi worker exodus as borders reopen* Minister tests positive for Covid; 14,633 new cases as NZ reaches grim […]

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