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May 23, 2012
Ask an Expert: End-of-the-year teacher trouble
A parent worries that her son is ending his fifth grade year on the wrong note due to conflicts with other students - and the teacher. An expert gives some advice on how to help this young man advocate for himself.
May 22, 2012
Editor's blog: End-of-the-year classroom parties
Phew! We're almost there, folks. It's the end of another school year. Scratching your head about what to bring or plan for your child's end-of-the-year party? Look no further. And share your own ideas. I've also included some ideas for kids with food allergies.
May 18, 2012
Editor's blog: Supporting our 2012 graduates
This editor reflects on her 19-year-nephew's pending high school graduation and resists - unsuccessfully - becoming nostalgic and pondering her own daughter's future. Bottom line? We've got to support our kids' passions.
May 17, 2012
Ask an Expert: Using technology to promote summer learning
Find out about some great online resources and apps that might just make your summer better than you imagined, with your kids occupied and still learning. Face it, they'll probably be spending some time on-line, it may as well be useful.
May 16, 2012
Ask an Expert: Reading and creativity over the summer
Already worried about how much knowledge your child could lose this summer? The long break doesn't have to be all fun and games. There are lots of ways to keep their young brains fired up. Get some tips from the experts.
May 15, 2012
TCAP reading results reveal anomalies
Read this story by EdNews Colorado reporter Nancy Mitchell to find out about Colorado's reading gender gap, how a much-lauded Denver school took a TCAP nose dive and how a low-scoring rural school made a big jump.
May 10, 2012
Rural districts get creative about health, Washington notices
Washington notices Colorado's creative ways to improve health in rural schools. The president of the Colorado Legacy Foundation is in Washington this week to share stories with federal officials.
May 9, 2012
Find your school's 2012 TCAP scores
The percentage of Colorado third-graders reading at grade level improved slightly this year, according to results released today by state officials. Across the state, 74 percent of of third-graders achieved at proficient or advanced levels on exams given in February this year, up from 73 percent last year.
May 8, 2012
Ask an Expert: Keeping your child learning – with water – this summer
An expert from the Children's Museum of Denver gives us lots of great ideas to keep kids occupied, moving around and learning this summer by using an easy-to-find ingredient: water. Other things you might need are corks, bowls, sprinklers, an old sheet, a hose. Time for fun!
May 4, 2012
Editor's blog: Colorado "doodler" state finalist in Google contest
Take a moment to help a Colorado teen win a $30,000 scholarship and Bayfield Middle School get a $50,000 technology grant as part of Doodle 4 Google. Vote now.
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.
April 27, 2012
Editor's blogs: "Free" game apps that come with big iTunes bills
This editor was shocked to see her most recent iTunes bill - and so was her 9-year-old daughter. Turns out free game apps can be insidiously misleading when it comes to the upgrades needed to play them.
April 24, 2012
Ask an Expert: Healthy, fun school treats for kids
A mom wants to get some help with fun, healthy snacks for her kids after-school and also to share at end-of-the-school-year parties. Get some tips, including how to make a pepper in hummus look like a swimming octopus.
April 23, 2012
Ask an Expert: Protecting our kids from cyber-bullying
An expert from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU-Boulder responds to a parent's questions about why cyber-bullies often go uncaught, and what we can do to protect our children from online bullying.
April 21, 2012
Looking for healthy summer camps?
With so many summer camps to choose from, how do you decide which ones are best for your kids? Well, here's a new way to think about camp...which ones promote health and wellness? Check out this list and add your own suggestions.
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