I’m Denver7 schooling reporter Nicole Brady. Welcome to our new “schooling pocket book,” the place I’ll focus on the massive schooling tales of the week and discuss in regards to the challenges and alternatives for schooling in Colorado.
A snowy Friday however the youngsters are nonetheless in class so right here’s a have a look at our high tales on the schooling beat this week.
What we discovered
Psychological well being: Whereas state lawmakers debate whether or not all Colorado college students ought to get three free mental health treatments, a new app is aiming to assist highschool college students reengage with folks and make significant connections.
Waiting for subsequent college yr: This week I appeared into how kindergarten teachers are preparing for next year. Due to the pandemic, Colorado preschool enrollment fell by 23 % within the 2020-2021 yr, and kindergarten enrollment fell by 9 %. Many households selected to “red-shirt” their kindergarteners, which means subsequent yr’s class could possibly be bigger.
Fairness in homeschooling: This week I used to be excited to inform the story of a really modern program, Denver Independent School. Founder Joyelle Naomi is on a mission to supply schooling options and alternatives for black households in Denver. Since conventional homeschool sources don’t at all times take into account the wants of black college students and fogeys, DIS presents sources and help to verify underrepresented households have the chance to homeschool their kids.
Sleeping in: A new study by Nationwide Jewish Well being discovered that secondary college students within the Cherry Creek Faculty District have slept extra every evening for the reason that district switched to later college begin occasions in 2017.
What I’m engaged on
Look ahead to my interview with the brand new Superintendent of JeffCo Public Faculties, who begins her job on April 19.
As at all times, please electronic mail me any questions, considerations or story solutions at Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org.