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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.
December 17, 2010
Week of 12/13/10: Teaching & learning tidbits
The teaching and learning stocking is stuffed to bursting with news of parents successfully fighting the powers that be in schools, views on school taxes and tenure, kudos to several Colorado schools, vouchers and value-added assessments of teachers.
November 19, 2010
Week of 11/15/10: Teaching & learning tidbits
Get the latest on teacher led schools, new help for gifted kids in Boulder Valley, Dougco voucher debate, Montbello reforms, library gifts, DSST expansion, Colorado's top superintendent and a T-Shirt flap at Falcon High.
November 12, 2010
Week of Nov. 8, 2010: Teaching & learning tidbits
This week's teaching and learning highlights focus on charter school applications, a teacher contract spat in Aurora, the worse-than-expected learning gap between black and white students, Colorado's bleak school budget outlook, Montbello reforms, small schools, the voucher debate in Dougco and the 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
October 20, 2010
Ask an Expert: Mental health issues facing teens today.
An interesting problem is sorting out what may be “normal” adolescent behavior from “abnormal." EdNews Parent expert and Denver psychiatrist Steve Sarche helps parents know when professional help might be needed.
September 16, 2010
Helping kids cope with a new school year
The beginning of a new school year can be a stressful time for children, with new teachers and classmates, bigger classrooms, new routines and more schoolwork. This time can be particularly unnerving and overwhelming for children who are facing major transitions such as starting elementary school or entering middle school.
August 12, 2010
Ask an Expert: My fifth grade son is increasingly withdrawn.
Although depression occurs more often in females than males during adolescence and adulthood, it appears to be about as common in boys as it is in girls during the elementary school years.
February 24, 2010
Ritter signs soda, other tax bills
Those controversial tax exemption bills are now law, and another private school tax- credit bill was killed at the Statehouse Wednesday.
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