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April 5, 2019
Colorado lawmakers to consider higher bar for vaccine exemptions
A proposed bill would make it harder for Colorado parents to opt their children out of immunizations for personal or religious reasons.
September 2, 2015
Governor and lawmakers applaud release of state’s early childhood roadmap
A revised version of the state's early childhood roadmap puts more emphasis on the preschool-to-kindergarten transition and the two ends of the early childhood spectrum.
December 22, 2014
Why taking care of teachers’ (literal) voices matters for student learning
Research shows voice problems can make it hard for students to understand teachers and can lead teachers to miss school. But awareness and preparation can help teachers take care of their vocal health.
April 30, 2013
A Queens school with a health focus takes its cafeteria meat-free
The Active Learning Elementary School is the first school in the city to go meat-free in its cafeteria. Chancellor Dennis Walcott recognized Principal Bob Groff and others at the school during a visit today. (Photo: Helen Chin) A Queens school that has won accolades in the past for encouraging its students to adopt healthy behaviors is taking things a step further by eliminating meat from its cafeteria. The Active Learning Elementary School, which serves young students in Flushing, is the first school in the city to go all-vegetarian, and city officials say it might be a pathbreaker nationwide. Chancellor Dennis Walcott, a fitness and diet junkie himself, visited the school for lunch today. Instead of serving sloppy joes or roasted chicken, the school will serve up "healthy recipes such as roasted chickpeas, braised black beans with plantains, tofu vegetable wrap with cucumber salad, vegetarian chili served with brown rice, falafel, and roasted tofu with Asian sesame sauce," according to the city's press release. Principal Robert Groff said in a statement the city distributed that the change was spurred on by the school's students. "We discovered early on that our kids were gravitating toward our vegetarian offerings, and we kept expanding the program to meet the demand," he said.
August 23, 2012
Bloomberg hails salad bar gift in push for healthier school lunch
On the heels of an announcement that the city was discontinuing one initiative to create healthier school lunches, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised another one.
May 1, 2012
Fifth-graders learn to be healthy consumers
A new program in Colorado aimed at teaching fifth-graders to make healthy food choices is modeled after Ski Country USA's popular fifth grade passport program.
June 27, 2011
Parents urge DPS to end herbicide use
A group of parents Monday asked members of the Denver school board to rethink district policy of spraying chemical herbicides on school lawns.
June 16, 2011
Sports camp shows what’s possible
A summer sports camp in Aurora opens the potential of lifetime healthy activity for physically disabled youngsters
May 19, 2011
Analysis: Sorting out the 2011 session
The 2011 legislative session won’t go down in history as having a significant impact on education policy. But even quiet sessions have consequences.
March 17, 2011
Concussion, prescription bills go to governor
The Senate on Thursday morning accepted House amendments and re-passed the concussion awareness bill and the measure allowing school districts to adopt their own policies for student self-administration of prescription drugs.
March 11, 2011
Bill logjam breaks up a bit
Both houses worked through long calendars of backed-up floor work Friday, including 10 bills of interest to education.
March 7, 2011
More work for another day
A number of interesting education bills were on legislative floor calendars Monday, but most were laid over for later consideration.
March 2, 2011
Bills move, shrink, die
Mandatory physical activity in schools, charter school facilities, energy efficient schools and PERA were all in play at the Capitol Wednesday.
February 21, 2011
Yes on concussion bill, no on outsourcing
A bill intended to raise awareness about youth athlete concussions advanced in the legislature Monday while a measure designed to encourage outsourcing of school services met its expected demise.
January 27, 2011
Bill would expand turnaround choices
A new bill would increase options for turnaround schools and require greater public scrutiny of such plans. Plus roundup
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