Denver nonprofit issues $5 million in post-secondary education scholarships to students

A local nonprofit organization issued $5 million in post-secondary education scholarships to Denver students in the first distribution of a .08% sales tax increase Denver voters approved in 2018 to increase college enrollment and degree completion. Prosperity Denver Fund reimbursed 16 Denver-serving nonprofit groups Monday, replenishing their dollars toward toward college scholarships and academic support services. Organizations that received reimbursement […]

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Schools expect half of pupils will stay home as year groups return

A million children in England – half of those who are expected to return when their classes reopen – are likely to stay at home on Monday rather than go back to school, as many parents, councils and teachers remain sceptical of the government’s assurances over their safety. Boris Johnson’s government has invested considerable political capital in opening classrooms to […]

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JeffCo Public Schools Fall 2020 plan offers glimpse into what Denver area districts may do about learning amid coronavirus pandemic

Come fall, Jeffco Public School students may head to their campuses on a scheduled rotation of in-person and remote learning to prevent too many kids and staff members congregating at once. Social distancing would be enforced during recess. Temperature checks and symptom screenings would be required to get in the doors, and masks would be recommended but not mandatory. Jeffco […]

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University of Colorado forgos tuition hikes in response to coronavirus

The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday to hold tuition flat for nearly all students across the system’s four campuses for the 2020-2021 academic year — an unprecedented move intended to reduce the financial burden on students amid the coronavirus pandemic, school leaders said. CU officials said they could not remember a time in university history that tuition […]

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School leaders left with more questions than answers after meeting with government scientists on evidence behind reopening plans

A teachers’ union has said a meeting with government scientific advisers “raised more questions than answers” amid controversial plans to start welcoming students back to schools next month. Dr Patrick Roach, the general secretary of the NASUWT, said: “Nothing in the meeting provided reassurance for the deeply worried and anxious school workforce.” Meanwhile, another education union that spoke to Sir […]

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School reopening advice ‘must be published’

The government’s top scientific and medical advisers are being urged to publish the advice underpinning the decision to reopen England’s schools. Liberal Democrat Layla Moran made the call in a letter to Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance. On Wednesday, MPs were bemused when a Department for Education adviser indicated a lack of oversight over the way schools are being […]

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Concerns raised for babies born in virus lockdown

Concerns for the wellbeing of babies born in lockdown are being raised, as parents struggle to access regular support services. England’s children’s commissioner is highlighting pressures facing mothers caring for babies without the usual family and state support networks. Playgroups are closed and health visitor “visits” are being carried out remotely in most cases. The NHS said adaptations had been […]

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Teachers and parents: how do you feel about schools reopening?

Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to announce on Sunday that children aged 10 and 11 will be the first cohort allowed back into schools from 1 June. Schools would have been closed for a period of 10 weeks, coinciding with the Easter holidays, due to fears over coronavirus transmission. We would like to hear from teachers and parents about […]

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