How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men

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In their own words, the men described the journeys that led them to work in the early childhood field — as teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators.

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Lawmakers take first step to ease testing burden for young English language learners

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State lawmakers from both political parties are seeking to undo a controversial State Board of Education decision that called for schools to test thousands of Colorado’s youngest students in English — a language they are still learning.

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Marijuana Moms

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Cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers is on the rise. Health officials warn of possible risks to babies.

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"Insight: Opioid Babies" Pregnant Addicts Have Limited Medical Options

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Nearly half of the 64 counties in Colorado do not currently have a medical provider with training and licensing to legally prescribe buprenorphine, one of two recommended treatments for pregnant opioid addicts. Data shows the number of babies who experienced opioid-related withdrawal symptoms increased nearly two and a half times between 2011 and 2015.

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Stories of Addiction

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Our "Insight" team interviews four Coloradans who have been affected by the nation's opioid-abuse epidemic. Watch the full piece "Opioid Babies" Thursday, February 16 at 7pm.

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Gardner votes to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary, Bennet votes no

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Colorado’s U.S. senators split their votes along party lines Tuesday in the historic vote confirming billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

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For Jeffco students with special needs enrolled at schools slated for closure, more questions than answers

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Students with special needs enrolled in programs at five Jeffco schools recommended for closure face additional uncertainty about where they might end up going to school next year.

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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"A Craftsman’s Legacy" Features Master Pen Maker from Denver

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Host and Master Craftsman Eric Gorges explores what it means to be a modern-day maker.

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Timeline: The Long Road To #NoDAPL

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The Dakota Access Pipeline caught the world's attention in August 2016, when Native Americans and allies from across the world flocked to a remote grassy field to protest the 1,200-mile project.

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Colorado Mayor Gets Ejected From Local College Basketball Game

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Mayor Tom Norton of Greeley had a courtside seat at the University of Northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports he walked on the floor to protest a referee's call, and he was ejected.

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Jeffco will propose plan to close schools to save money

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Jeffco Public Schools is proposing school closures as part of a plan to save more than $20 million after the November defeat of the district’s two tax measures.

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Meet the teacher who helped organize the Women’s March on Denver

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Meet the teacher who helped organize the Women’s March on Denver

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Teacher by day, waitress by night: Colorado teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

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The prevalence of teachers with second jobs is one symptom of larger, systemic problems — the steady erosion of teacher pay, Colorado’s perennial school funding crunch and skyrocketing housing costs. But some teachers and observers say it’s also a problem in its own right, sapping teachers’ energy, diverting their focus from the classroom and contributing to decisions to leave the profession.

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Energy explained: Where does it come from and how much do we use?

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Our energy use - in the U.S. and worldwide - has changed in the past 15 years.

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