Community & Wraparound Programs

Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College leaders say students need to know college will help them not just learn, but also make it easier to live.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has doled out more than $150 million to school districts in recent weeks.
Administrator says there are likely thousands more beyond the district’s current count
At the American Museum of Natural History, student field trips have increased markedly this school year compared to last year, but are still only about half of what they were before the pandemic.
The nonprofit One Million Degrees provides low-income community college students with mentoring, tutoring, an annual stipend, and professional development to help them stay enrolled, finish their degrees, and have a career.
“The national conversation on homelessness is focused on single adults who are very visible in large urban areas. It is not focused on children.”
For over a decade, North Lawndale College Prep students have been training their peers to curb fights on campus, support grieving friends, and host peace circles.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
Chalkbeat talked to educators and others in schools about the storm’s other lasting legacies — from strengthening bonds to creating community to efforts to improve safety.
All Wiggins’ bus drivers retired, and the rural Colorado school district can’t hire more due to a driver shortage.
The share of students who were homeless has largely not budged even as public school enrollment has dipped by 9.5% since the pandemic.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district is on the verge of selling the storied building for $400,000.
Curie high school’s robust arts programming and its focus on supporting students impressed the panel of 200 judges.
Educators have reported myriad challenges at the schools, including a shortage of Spanish-speaking staff.
As the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Chalkbeat wants to hear from you about the lasting impact on your school community.
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
Despite growing interest, the sport remains inaccessible for many students
A five-year federal grant aims to improve Colorado schools’ family engagement, with training for parents and a real voice in school decisions.
Colorado’s youth mental health crisis is complex. One student hopes to make a difference for her classmates.
She would become the third school board member to pursue higher office this year
The lack of communication about the new plan has sowed confusion and concern among staff and preschool providers.
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
A growing movement is working to reduce gun violence where students most often experience it.
Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
At least 1,000 new students are expected to enroll in district schools, including preschool-aged children.
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