Ann Schimke

Senior Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

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:

En total, los maestros filipinos representarán alrededor de un 7% de los maestros del distrito el año que viene.
Next school year, the Harrison school district will have 42 Filipino teachers on staff.
Families who apply by Wednesday at 5 p.m. will find out June 1 which preschools their children matched with.
Minnequa Elementary School’s progress comes as many schools are trying to reverse pandemic-era drops in math achievement.
Wendy Birhanzel describes the Harrison school district’s efforts to reduce out-of-school suspensions and a local partnership to cover the cost of college.
Some preschools are still deciding how many seats to offer through the universal program next fall.
Preschools won’t have to make quality improvements in the first year of universal preschool.
Most families who applied for Colorado’s universal preschool program by Feb. 24 will find out which preschool they matched with on March 30.
Some school districts, including Boulder Valley and La Veta, already conduct universal dyslexia screenings in certain grades.
University officials expect to produce 20-30 teachers a year when the program ramps up.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition are leading the coalition.
Un número creciente de distritos escolares de Colorado ofrecerá almuerzo gratis a todos los estudiantes el próximo año, incluidos los de Denver, Douglas County, y Greeley-Evans.
Westminster is among several Colorado districts that have boosted starting teacher salaries recently, with Cherry Creek recently announcing a $57,000 floor.
In December, 8 of 24 Colorado districts surveyed by Chalkbeat were undecided about offering free meals next year. Now, only 2 are still unsure.
Chad Lemons started a unified percussion ensemble for students with intellectual disabilities and peer mentors at Mead High School.
The first application window for Colorado’s new free preschool program runs from Jan. 17 to Feb. 14.
The last-minute deadline extension to Feb. 24 by Colorado officials comes amid stumbles that have led to confusion and frustration among parents and preschool providers.
El programa de preescolar gratis de Colorado pagará por 10-30 horas semanales de preescolar el año antes de entrar al Kinder. Aquí está todo lo que necesitas saber.
Students and faculty shared similar stories about the professor’s problematic behavior during a campus visit by state reviewers last fall.
Families have until Feb. 14 to submit their revised application for free preschool.
Officials from several Colorado school districts are worried they’ll lose funding for preschoolers with disabilities next year.
El estado y algunos distritos escolares han puesto en marcha programas para facilitar que los estudiantes busquen terapia para sus problemas de salud mental.
The early burst of interest could mean enrollment in Colorado’s free preschool program will exceed the 30,000 children expected to participate during the first year.
Aurora and Cherry Creek are two districts that offer free therapy sessions to students.
CSU’s teacher prep program is one of only a handful to win Colorado approval on the first try in the last four years.
Stacy Wolff was recently named an Outstanding Environmental Educator by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.
Los sistemas de inscripción para el preescolar y los estudiantes de K-12 son separados, y esto ha confundido a algunos padres.
Colorado will pay most universal preschool providers more per child next year than what they receive now through a smaller state-funded preschool program.
Comidas gratis para todos los estudiantes de Colorado. Esa fue la promesa de la Propuesta FF. Averigüa si tu distrito escolar tiene planes de participar en el nuevo programa de comidas.
Separate enrollment systems for preschool and K-12 students has puzzled some parents. “I’m so confused with enrolling my daughter into preschool,” one mother wrote on social media.