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August 7, 2017
With plan to focus on teen health, Adams 12 school district opens new clinic
The Adams 12 school district, Colorado’s sixth-largest, will open its first school-based health clinic this fall at Thornton High School.
How I Teach
June 1, 2017
How this high school history teacher used the Black Eyed Peas to help her students focus
An award-winning high school civics teacher shares her thoughts on student-made podcasts, making class fun and the power of a calm mind.
How I Teach
January 10, 2017
Special education teacher — and Sherlock Holmes fan — on why he encourages students to be inquisitive
A published author himself, special education teacher Derrick Belanger shares his own work with students so they can see the editing process.
How I Teach
December 19, 2016
For this Colorado reading teacher, veering off the lesson plan sometimes makes sense
Rachel Harrison, a reading intervention teacher at North Mor Elementary School in Northglenn, shares her strategies for reaching students.
November 18, 2016
‘You’ve got to be able to talk about it.’ Getting beyond taunts and walkouts after Trump’s victory
Colorado educators say many students responded to the emotionally fraught presidential election outcome with civil conversations and honest questions.
November 8, 2016
Adams 12 voters supportive of district’s bond measure for all schools
The Adams 12 school district is asking voters to approve a $350 million bond request to pay for renovations at all district schools.
All about the green
November 3, 2016
What you need to know about marijuana tax money and Colorado schools
Your questions about Colorado pot money for schools answered including who gets any and what it's used for.
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October 26, 2016
Colorado school districts stung by past defeats return with record number of tax requests
Colorado districts that have seen past measures defeated are taking a number of steps to persuade reluctant voters, including cutting back on what they’re asking for.
October 12, 2016
Thornton Elementary improved enough to get off the state’s watch list. Here’s how.
Thornton Elementary in the Adams 12 district has made changes in the last three years, some small and some significant, but they may have helped save the school.
August 12, 2016
Colorado’s suspension rate called into question after districts say data is wrong
Chalkbeat has retracted its original article.
November 4, 2014
Voters reject slots-for-schools plan, pass open negotiations measure
UPDATED: Adams voters reject tax increases for county schools, while Boulder voters approved a record bond measure. Voters rejected an expansion of casino gambling and approved a proposition that would require district and union negotiations to take place in public. Denver voters approved an expansion of the Denver Preschool Program.
October 24, 2013
Shrinking enrollment leads to a new focus: play
A Northglenn elementary school was rapidly losing students to nearby magnet and charter schools until the principal took a gamble on a program that provides recess coaches to low-income, urban schools.
March 11, 2011
This week's teaching & learning tidbits
Not good budget news from Cherry Creek, Greeley, Jeffco and Adams 12 - Students hone CSAP skills - In Colorado, test score anomalies rarely examined - Final P-20 Speaker Series event - DPS dropout rate declines
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