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August 29, 2013
Early education…in the doctor’s office
Planned studies on two inexpensive school readiness programs may advance efforts to encourage early literacy among Colorado's young children.
August 23, 2013
Seven ways to prepare for middle and high school transitions
Educators talk about how parents can help new sixth- and ninth-graders make the transition to middle and high school.
August 13, 2013
Districts push prevention with employee health clinics
Poudre School District is the latest Colorado district to launch a free employee health clinic with the goal of promoting wellness and curbing health care costs.
August 2, 2013
Denver school farms help stock cafeterias
Denver Public Schools has working farms on three school campuses that produce thousands of pounds of produce for school lunches.
July 26, 2013
Putting a piece of the past back into childhood play
Rope World, begun 34 years ago as part of the physical education curriculum at a Longmont elementary school, harkens back to the outdoor play that defined childhood half a century ago.
July 19, 2013
Spreading wellness to charter schools
A new three-year project launched by the Colorado League of Charter Schools will provide some charter schools with wellness advisors to help implement health and wellness strategies.
June 28, 2013
Using radio to reach Spanish-speaking families
Denver Public Schools' hour-long Spanish-language radio program represents an unusual way for school districts to connect with families in underserved communities.
June 11, 2013
Growing life skills in the garden
Loveland students with special needs spend the summer gardening as a way to develop job and social skills.
May 22, 2013
Head Start tackles obesity
More than one in five of Colorado's low-income pre-schoolers are overweight or obese. Head Start programs are trying to help solve that problem.
May 13, 2013
Students stand, balance and bounce to learn
Standing desks and yoga balls are a few of the unconventional options that some educators offer to keep students focused in the classroom.
May 8, 2013
Photo: Students bring winning healthy meals to their peers
Will students be more likely to eat healthy cafeteria food if that food was designed by their fellow students?
May 6, 2013
A hard sell: walking and biking to school
Safety concerns and car culture make walking and biking to school a hard sell in Denver neighborhoods. Some advocates are trying to change that.
April 24, 2013
Tackling food allergies at school
School policies on protecting students with food allergies vary widely; HB 13-1171 could add another safeguard to the mix.
April 17, 2013
Planting school gardens…everywhere
To help combat childhood obesity, the Boulder-based Kitchen Community plans to creates 180 learning gardens at low-income schools by next year.
March 27, 2013
Teaching parents to cook cafeteria food
A growing number of parents in Commerce City are not only eating cafeteria food, they’re learning how to cook it at monthly classes.
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