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Ann Schimke covers early childhood issues for Chalkbeat Colorado. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the Denver Post. She holds a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Michigan. She joined Chalkbeat (then EdNews Colorado) in 2012. Email: aschimke@chalkbeat.org

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Your questions about Colorado’s new early childhood department answered

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Desperate phone calls and long waitlists as Colorado parents struggle to find child care

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How Colorado will boost child care with latest round of federal COVID aid

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Meet Colorado’s 2022 Teacher of the Year finalists

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New reading curriculum for some Jeffco schools, a step toward bigger changes

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This Denver teacher used to lecture students about using ‘Spanglish’ in the classroom. Now, she embraces it.

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