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April 21, 2011
Planting begins at school gardens
April is here, which means it's time to get those school gardens planted. Parents, read this story and watch the video to find out what kids learn by gardening at school and how you can get involved in a movement that's sweeping the country.
April 19, 2011
HIV program speaks to young Latinos
¡Cuídate!, a culturally-based HIV prevention program, takes traditional Latino values and reframes them to promote safe sex practices.
April 15, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Get in on the free Colorado Action for Healthy Kids parent breakfast - Poudre schools target school snacks - PE class teachers kids how to fly - Denver middle school fights obesity with exercise balls.
April 8, 2011
This week's healthy schools snippets
HS athletes spread healthy message - Family Wellness Summit in Cherry Creek - Teens lobby for fed eating disorders bill - Parents needed on sustainability committee - PE bill update - Safer routes to school in Lafayette - Boulder Valley schools plant gardens.
April 5, 2011
Researcher: Acceptance key to wellbeing of gay youth
Parents who are accepting of a gay child's sexual orientation are critical to keeping that child healthy, new research shows.
April 4, 2011
Private money shields school health clinics
Colorado has 47 school-based health centers, with more on the way. It's one service that has avoided cutbacks, thanks to private funding.
March 29, 2011
State finds another $75 million
The Joint Budget Committee learned Tuesday that it may have to cut $75 million less than expected from next year's budget.
March 29, 2011
Radon levels untested in some schools
As many as half the schools in Colorado may be out of compliance with a state law that requires them to test radon levels and keep the results on file.
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
March 2, 2011
Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
A survey of Colorado students shows a healthier, less at-risk group of teens than in the past, but there's still reason to worry.
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.
January 18, 2011
Ask an Expert: Can schools help mentally ill kids?
An expert discusses what schools can do to help students struggling with emotional or mental problems. The Arizona shootings have put a spotlight on what can happen to a small percentage of mentally ill people if they don't get help.
January 12, 2011
Ask an Expert: Helping a child cope with parents' separation.
Our expert gives parents who have undergone - or are going through - separation or divorce tips on how to help their teenage sons and daughters cope with changes that are tough on all families.
January 3, 2011
Animal therapists provide solace, training to youngsters
Animal-assisted therapy began to emerge in the 1990s, and today is a widely-recognized specialty to aid children with special learning needs. Read this story to find out what's happening in Colorado, along with available resources.
December 22, 2010
Week of 12/20/10: Healthy schools highlights
In-school health centers in Chicago; sweet-free zones in St. Paul; EdNews Parent expert publishes her book; new healthy schools Parent Network; more bike lanes near Aurora schools; the latest on breastfeeding and boys' brains; teens and mental health.
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