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October 13, 2010
This P.E. class is brought to you by…
Denver Public Schools is seeking corporate sponsors to grow PE offerings in schools, noting the link between health and academics.
September 10, 2010
Schools entice students to bike, walk
In the 1960s, most students living within two miles of school walked or biked - that's dropped to 14 percent today
August 8, 2010
Schools wake up to the benefits of breakfast
Colorado schools learn free breakfasts for students could have a huge impact on learning and behavior -- and the costs are minimal.
July 29, 2010
Clock ticking on school nutrition legislation
Time is running out for Congress to pass legislation to continue, and possibly expand, funding for the nation's school meals program
July 18, 2010
Tasty news: DPS back to scratch cooking
Denver Public Schools is launching a massive effort to revert to old-fashioned scratch cooking in its school kitchens.
July 11, 2010
School gardens provide access to fresh produce
More than 35 gardens around Denver are teaching students and providing, in some communities, the only source of fresh fruits and vegetables
July 6, 2010
Middle schoolers tackle epidemiology
Boulder-area students are planning a public hygiene awareness campaign and creating response plans for local businesses
July 1, 2010
From terrorists to tornadoes, kids learn to be prepared
A coalition of emergency preparedness groups is offering Disaster READY Training for Colorado middle and high school students this summer
June 14, 2010
‘Safe Routes’ lure kids to walk, bike to school
Fewer than 15 percent of schoolchildren walk or ride their bikes to school, down from 50 percent a generation ago. But for health's sake, communities are working to remove the barriers that keep today's youngsters from getting to school the old-fashioned way.
June 7, 2010
Programs bridge summer feeding gap
Children’s learning isn’t the only thing that takes a hit during the summer. Many poor youngsters may go hungry
April 16, 2010
“Recess” coaches may help classroom work
Some Denver schools are considering "recess coaches" to help students get more out of time spent on the playground.
April 6, 2010
Tackling child hunger, better school food
Sen. Michael Bennet dined with second-graders, then talked turkey with adults about ways to decrease child hunger in Colorado
April 1, 2010
Critics pan arts education mandate
The Senate Education Committee Thursday cut Rep. Mike Merrifield’s big legislative finale down to a word of encouragement and a few lines of advice to the State Board of Education.
March 5, 2010
House passes two district mandates
Bills creating state requirements for arts education and immunization notification have received final House approval.
March 2, 2010
CSU student trustee bill passes House
Colorado State University students took a step toward two voting seats on the system’s board of governors Tuesday with a preliminary House vote.
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