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Jenny Brundin

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Past articles by Jenny:

Colorado Students Aren’t Supposed To Graduate Without Learning About Indigenous History And Culture. Are They?

There's just one statewide requirement for students to graduate high school in Colorado: To learn about the history, culture and social contributions of Indigenous, Black, and Latino people. Some say the students aren't getting that education. → Read More

Study: Food Insecurity And The Poverty Rate Rose For Colorado Children During The Pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 on education was deep, but it had other effects on kids too. → Read More

Proposed State Agency Would Be Dedicated To Solving Early Childhood Issues

Six states have early childhood agencies, including Alabama and New Mexico. → Read More

Colorado's Dyslexic Students Face Systemic Challenges—If They Can Even Get A Diagnosis

About half of third graders in Colorado can't read at grace level, and many are students with dyslexia. → Read More

Colorado Wonders: Did The Teacher Protests Over Pay And Benefits Result In Any Changes?

This story is part of Colorado Wonders, where you ask us about what's on your mind about Colorado, and we find the answers. → Read More

Cash-Strapped School Districts Pin Their Hopes On A Statewide Ballot Measure

Amendment 73 would raise $1.6 billion for 178 school districts if it passes. → Read More

How Do You Make The Classroom LGBTQ-Inclusive? These Teachers Went To Summer School To Find Out

As LGBTQ students increasingly identify as transgender or non-binary, Colorado teachers were looking for a refresh on creating supportive classrooms. → Read More

Teacher Pay, Shorter Weeks, Testing Gaps: The Challenges Colorado Students Face This Year

Balancing budgets and preparing students for future jobs are among problems facing Colorado educators.. → Read More

A Quick Centennial State Guide To Questions About Teacher Pay

Shirl Petrie from Denver, asked if teachers are really that bad off when you compare their pay nationally, and consider their benefits. We thought we'd take a closer look. → Read More

To Help Teachers Buy A Home, This Denver Charter Is Taking A Page From California

Denver School of Science and Technology finds that their teacher's "primary concern is the rising cost of housing in the city." → Read More

6 Things To Know About Denver-Boulder’s School Achievement Gaps

Boulder and Denver have the biggest "achievement gaps" among Colorado's largest school districts. → Read More

So You Want To Be A Train Engineer?

One remote school near the Colorado-New Mexico border takes adult students back in time — to learn how to operate steam-powered locomotives. → Read More

New Test Scores Show Colorado Students Slowly Improving

But there's still an achievement gap between the state’s poorest students and others. → Read More

Want To Drive A Steam Train? You Can Learn How On The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad

There's a rare and remote school near the Colorado-New Mexico border: the Cumbres & Toltec engineer and fireman school. → Read More

These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say

This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety. → Read More

How A Student With Many Learning Challenges Fares In A Cash-Strapped School District

At Sheridan’s Fort Logan Northgate, half of the students are learning English as a second language; 90 percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and 13 percent have “special education” status. → Read More

In Colorado, School Funding Lags Despite A Booming Economy

A 1992 constitutional amendment caps tax revenue and gives voters the final say on tax increases. Critics say that limits education spending. → Read More

Denver Students Pair With Alzheimer's Patients To Ease Disease's Pain

Graland Country Day School in Denver has developed a comprehensive learning module for seventh graders focused on Alzheimer’s disease. → Read More

'Modern' One-Room School House Coming To Denver's Highland Neighborhood

One woman took her search for the perfect school to a new level -- she started a new Denver school that will teach 24 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. → Read More

Does Everyone Need College For High-Paying Jobs? Here's The 'Middle Skills' Option

Right now, 50 percent of Colorado jobs require "middle skills," skills that come after high school, but don't require a four-year degree. Yet only 42 percent of Coloradans are trained for them. → Read More