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April 7, 2011
Ask an Expert: My son skipped pages of CSAP!
A mother worries about her son's bungling of the math portion of the CSAP. He is no longer receiving extra time since he is no longer a special education student. He can't retake the test, but this expert says not to worry.
April 1, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
NY Times blog mentions Boulder Valley's Ann Cooper - Denver school wins Fit 4 Colorado check - New Greeley middle school program gets students moving - Compromise reached on Colo. PE legislation.
March 17, 2011
Help pick the right science fair project for your child
Does your child have a science fair coming up? EdNews Parent went searching for the best science project websites. Get some ideas here.
March 10, 2011
New PTA parent guide explains Common Core Standards
The National Parent Teacher Association recently released guides for parents explaining the Common Core State Standards. The guides are available in English and Spanish online.
March 9, 2011
Ask an Expert: Spotting and handling signs of LSD use
Acid is one of the street names for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) - also known as “blotter” and “dots.” LSD is a synthetic hallucinogen with no legitimate medical use. An expert gives you tips on what to do if you believe a teen you know is using it.
March 4, 2011
This week's teaching & learning tidbits
Budget hearings scheduled in Boulder Valley and Colorado Springs; New Denver library opening soon; Boulder high schools consider later start times; Colo. improves its data tracking; Parents demand better DPS middle schools; Some parents say "no" to CSAPs.
February 28, 2011
Doing more to prevent youth suicide
Colorado has an annual suicide rate that is 40 percent higher that the U.S. average. More people die in Colorado as a result of suicide than are killed in motor vehicle accidents. Find out ways to reverse this disturbing trend.
February 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to get a middle school boy in the shower.
Ultimately, if the hygiene is not a symptom of a bigger problem such as depression or anxiety, your child will, between the combination of maturation and peer pressure, begin to pay more attention to hygiene - especially once he realizes that it is hard to get a date smelling like a locker room.
December 10, 2010
Energy drinks, diet supplements getting classroom scrutiny
See what's being done to address growing concerns about popular energy drinks and dietary supplements consumed by teens and student athletes.
December 8, 2010
Ask an Expert: Is sexting real, or more media hype?
A Jefferson County DA investigator discusses the very serious consequences of "sexting" among teens. This is not an issue hyped by the media, he says. Rather, the consequences can be much more severe than many parents and teens think.
December 7, 2010
Ask an Expert: Top veggie lunches made in school kitchens.
The "renegade lunch lady" gives the goods on the most popular vegetarian or veggie-based dishes that school chefs can whip up or offer to students at all grade levels.
December 3, 2010
Week of 11/29/10: Teaching & learning tidbits
Colorado's charter school law gets a B, Rhee heads to Florida, Bill Gates says forget small class sizes, $2 million for educator effectiveness in Colo., more students getting diplomas than ever, Colorado's role in global math/science study.
December 3, 2010
Ask an Expert: Promoting healthy self-image in younger girls.
A Boulder father asks how to combat pressure his third grade daughter is already feeling to be pretty and thin. This expert response is beautiful in its simplicity.
December 2, 2010
Better helmets, stricter laws needed to protect student athletes
Better helmets and better laws are needed to protect student athletes from the often debilitating affects of concussions, a leading researcher says. Colorado officials are drafting legislation to protect kids' noggins.
November 18, 2010
P.E. teachers learning to link nutrition, fitness, teen angst
Metro State professor Susan Bertelsen complains that nutrition education is getting short shrift, even though it is critical to physical well-being. She's showing P.E. teachers how to squeeze nutrition into their classes in ways that resonate with teen-age concerns.
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