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Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado

Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado

Erica Meltzer is bureau chief of Chalkbeat Colorado.

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 […]