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October 9, 2014
September start date and universal AC among top options in Poudre survey
A community survey in the Poudre School District about how to handle scorching days at the start of school found that respondents favor air conditioning in all schools, a September start date or 48-hours notice before heat-related early release days.
Out and proud
October 1, 2014
At LGBT conference, a push for student leadership
The daylong workshop at the Auraria Campus, hosted by the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization, aimed to build relationships among the state's various gay-straight alliances.
down with bake sales?
September 24, 2014
New rules may force schools to look at fundraising through a healthier lens
New federal rules put stricter limits on food fundraisers at schools. While there's still some room for cookie dough and frozen pizza sales, advocates are hoping the requirements will raise awareness and help facilitate a move toward healthy fundraising options.
Rated "G" for Green
September 16, 2014
At Denver Green School project-based learning leads to better test scores, sustainability
Teachers and students who have embraced the school's project-based model of "education for sustainability," are seeing better results on the state's standardized tests, which are tied to both school accountability and teacher effectiveness policies, school leaders said.
September 15, 2014
PE that’s more like a health club and less like….well, PE
A high school in Boulder has done away with the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to physical education, giving students a choice about what what kind of exercise to do, with grades based on effort and personal improvement.
Let the sun shine
August 29, 2014
Charter school families in Far Northeast Denver get discounts for going solar
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock visited Academy 360 in the Montbello neighborhood Thursday for an announcement about a unique collaboration between the health and wellness charter school and a local community solar company.
fill out this form pretty please
August 29, 2014
Anxious about loss of funds, schools lend parents a helping hand with paperwork
Many administrator make a big effort to get parents to fill out applications for free or reduced-price meals. Besides ensuring that kids don't go hungry, they want to get their fair share of the funding pie.
August 28, 2014
Universal free meals coming to high-poverty schools in eight districts
Eight Colorado school districts, most small and rural, are participating in a new federal program that will allow them to offer universal free meals in some or all of their schools.
August 20, 2014
Charter school for teen parents finalizes location in northwest Aurora
A new charter school for pregnant and parenting teens will open in the fall of 2015 in a new building that will be constructed on the site of a former bowling alley on the west side of Aurora.
August 18, 2014
Some districts take on the heat with altered schedules, calendars
Poudre School District in Fort Collins and Pueblo City Schools are two districts that have made schedule changes this year in the hopes of preventing problems due to hot weather.
August 5, 2014
Another district adds free health clinic for employees
Widefield School District 3 is the latest district to add a free employee health clinic as a way to promote wellness and lower health care costs.
August 1, 2014
New programs for teen parents on the way in Aurora
Three new programs for pregnant and parenting teens will unfold over the next 12 months in Aurora with the goal of expanding educational opportunities for a group with historically low graduation rates.
July 24, 2014
Helmets could be a smart addition in girls’ lacrosse
A study on youth lacrosse injuries published earlier this week highlights the potential benefit of helmets for female players. In high…
July 23, 2014
Schools get improved ranking in annual health scorecard
A scorecard released today by the Colorado Health Institute found that Colorado schools have made progress over the last year in health policy and programming.
July 22, 2014
Report: Well-being of Coloradan children worsened in last year
Despite improvements in education and health, Colorado’s children’s overall well-being is worse than almost half the nation’s, according to a new report from the…
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