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year in review
December 21, 2016
Beyond the three Rs: Schools sharpen focus on social and emotional learning in 2016
Colorado educators are increasingly focusing on social and emotional skills to help improve student achievement and outcomes.
November 7, 2016
Five things teachers can do to help kids who’ve endured trauma
In the space of five minutes, you’ll feel like your heart broke then got pieced back together. That’s the impact of a…
October 7, 2016
How healthy are Colorado schools? New survey provides some answers.
The results, along with other pieces of evidence, can help schools win cash awards in the annual Healthy School Champions competition.
farm to school
October 3, 2016
Brussels sprouts, anyone? School gardens grow knowledge for Memphis kids lacking fresh food
Farm-to-school programs are highlighted during a USDA deputy's visit to four Memphis schools.
September 22, 2016
In a long-neglected Denver neighborhood, an innovative preschool offers sanctuary
Residents wanted a new preschool in their Northeast Denver neighborhood, but feared they'd be edged out by more affluent families farther east.
catching some zzzzs
August 15, 2016
Two of Colorado’s largest districts explore later high school start times
Two big Colorado districts are considering later high school start times for 2017 because research shows such schedules have health and academic benefits for students.
By the numbers
June 29, 2016
Six charts that explain who’s getting vaccinated in Colorado — and who’s not
These six charts use data from Chalkbeat's 2016 immunization database to flesh out trends and trouble spots in 30 Colorado school districts.
June 29, 2016
Colorado, find your school’s 2015-16 immunization and exemption rates
Use Chalkbeat’s 2016 immunization database to see which schools are well protected in case of an infectious disease outbreak — and which ones aren't.
Don't be a stranger
March 16, 2016
Join a club, get to know a teacher: one school’s push for success starts with relationships
Extracurricular participation and strong student-teacher relationships aren't left to chance at Louisville Middle. School leaders say they're critical to student success.
December 10, 2015
New Colorado child care rules take aim at obesity
New state rules for child care centers will ban sugary drinks, establish limits on screen time and mandate 60 minutes of daily physical activity for in full-day students.
mental health 'crisis'
November 23, 2015
City’s new mental health plan includes 100 school health workers and focus on pre-K
New York City’s efforts to improve mental health services in schools will reach many more students by 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
November 12, 2015
As de Blasio tries to tackle mental illness, students’ mental health is a priority
City Hall released a report Thursday showing that many New Yorkers struggle with their mental health, including thousands of students.
October 29, 2015
How PE classes are working to get kids with disabilities off the sidelines
More teacher training and modified equipment have helped teachers in Denver and other Colorado districts better include students with disabilities in P.E. classes.
October 13, 2015
More Colorado kindergarteners are fully immunized
State health officials believe a 2014 immunization law and last winter’s high-profile measles outbreak have contributed to increases in Colorado’s kindergarten immunization rates.
The doctor is in
October 5, 2015
Big year for school-based health in Colorado
The new clinic at Denver's Florence Crittenton High School is one of five new school-based health centers in the state and the first to offer obstetric services.
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