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Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado

Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado

Erica Meltzer is bureau chief of Chalkbeat Colorado.

Colorado schools soon can treat COVID like a routine disease, health officials say

By: - February 12, 2022

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. Just weeks after Colorado schools were straining under the omicron wave, state public health officials say that soon they can start treating COVID more like other communicable diseases, such as flu and norovirus. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the […]

Report: More than half of aspiring Colorado elementary teachers fail licensure exam on first try

By: - July 26, 2021

“Report: More than half of aspiring Colorado elementary teachers fail their licensure exam on the first try; many don’t try again” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. More than half of prospective elementary teachers in Colorado fail their licensure exams on the […]

Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, restores higher ed cuts

By: and - April 7, 2021

“Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, restores higher ed cuts” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Colorado’s $34.1 billion proposed state budget restores deep cuts made last year to K-12 and higher education, provides more money to help students who have traditionally […]

Colorado teachers move up on COVID-19 vaccine priority list

By: - December 30, 2020

“Colorado teachers move up on COVID-19 vaccine priority list” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Colorado teachers and school staff will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the early months of 2021 after Gov. Jared Polis and state public health officials […]

7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021

By: - December 28, 2020

“7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. The pandemic threw education into turmoil this year, with families, teachers, and students stretched and challenged as never before. Across the state, tens of thousands of students haven’t […]

Roadmap to return Colorado students to school calls for more testing, contact tracing

By: - December 16, 2020

“Roadmap to return Colorado students to school calls for more testing, contact tracing” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Asserting that schools have proved themselves to be safe, Gov. Jared Polis and a group of public health and education leaders laid out […]

Denver takes a second look at its reopening plans as cases increase

By: - October 13, 2020

“Denver takes a second look at its reopening plans as cases increase” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Confirmed COVID cases in Denver are now at their highest point since May, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and local public health officials warned […]