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DACA students rally to renew eligibility, ‘mourn loss of dream’

When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more

Alternative high school is 'family' for students facing challenges

Sometimes, it's stress. Sometimes, it's feeling ignored. Other times, it's feeling like people just aren't supporting you. Some people might get flashbacks of high school just from reading those words, but for students at Colorado's Finest High … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Students in Littleton Public Schools get new start times

Students at Littleton Public Schools should be able to rest a little easier this fall, after the district approved a plan to juggle what time of day different grade levels start in the morning, a … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Students unplug, discover value of real face time

An initiative to ditch social media for a month that started with Littleton Public Schools students has gone viral, with thousands of youngsters around the country and the globe joining in the effort to get reacquainted with the world beyond their … more

LPS students plan to be part of more walkouts

Many Littleton Public Schools students plan to participate in a fresh round of school walkouts next week to advocate for gun law reform and school safety, part of a national groundswell of student … more

Heritage students pitch ice rink design

If all goes according to plan, Heritage High School seniors Alexa Balkema and Sarah Ervin can come to their high school reunions and take a spin on the synthetic ice skating rink they designed. … more

LPS student walkouts draw crowds, survivors

It went like clockwork. A 17-minute school walkout to memorialize the victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people last month took place right on schedule. Hundreds of … more

Parents, students, educators rally at state Capitol

School choice advocates from around the state gathered Feb. 16 at the Colorado Capitol to send a message to state legislators about cyberschools and online learning in Colorado. Parents, students and … more

LPS forum tackles youth suicide issues

Littleton Public Schools is addressing the issue of student suicide after two students took their own lives at the beginning of the school year. Panelists from a variety of mental healthcare entities spoke to parents, educators and community … more

New LPS graduation requirements take effect with freshman class

Littleton High School is a big change for Ashton Haddock — and she'll be part of a big change for Littleton Public Schools. The 14-year-old freshman had attended an Outward Bound school since kindergarten, where her lessons included rock … more

‘Stop the Bleed’ class offers tools for helping

Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Make-believe trading is investment in future

Some students stood on chairs. Others waved their arms and made cryptic hand gestures. The noise in the room was deafening, and nobody stayed in their seats. While it might sound like a classroom out … more
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