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March 10, 2011
New PTA parent guide explains Common Core Standards
The National Parent Teacher Association recently released guides for parents explaining the Common Core State Standards. The guides are available in English and Spanish online.
March 9, 2011
Ask an Expert: Spotting and handling signs of LSD use
Acid is one of the street names for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) - also known as “blotter” and “dots.” LSD is a synthetic hallucinogen with no legitimate medical use. An expert gives you tips on what to do if you believe a teen you know is using it.
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.
February 24, 2011
Ask an Expert: My teen son only cares about sports.
The single most important thing you can do is stay informed about what your son should be doing in terms of homework. Many schools in Colorado are tapped into "infinite campus," which allows you to check your student's assignments online at any hour of the day or night.
February 11, 2011
Find your school, district remediation rates
Nearly one in three Colorado high school graduates who attend a state college or university must take at least one remedial class. How does your school or district measure up? Search the Education News Colorado remediation database.
February 10, 2011
Find your school’s new “on-time” grad rate
State officials this week released new four-year graduation rates for Colorado high schools, using a formula now required under federal law. Click in the search boxes to see the new – and old – rates for your school and district in 2009 and 2010.
February 9, 2011
Aurora board drops PE grad requirement
With Tuesday's vote, the Aurora school district becomes the first in the state to eliminate high school PE from its graduation requirements.
January 31, 2011
Aurora schools may drop high school P.E. requirement
Aurora Public Schools, a pioneer in innovative school wellness programs, may paradoxically become the only district in the state to eliminate P.E. as a high school graduation requirement.
January 14, 2011
Week of 1/10/11: Teaching & learning tidbits
Special ed fair in Aurora, Race to Nowhere screenings near you, Denver School of Science and Technology touts 100 percent of grad class accepted to four-year college, decline in computer science education, schools prep for national standards, NY teacher rankings rankle, enrollment growth in Colo., DPS Educa radio show lauded.
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.
December 10, 2010
Energy drinks, diet supplements getting classroom scrutiny
See what's being done to address growing concerns about popular energy drinks and dietary supplements consumed by teens and student athletes.
December 8, 2010
Ask an Expert: Is sexting real, or more media hype?
A Jefferson County DA investigator discusses the very serious consequences of "sexting" among teens. This is not an issue hyped by the media, he says. Rather, the consequences can be much more severe than many parents and teens think.
December 7, 2010
Ask an Expert: Top veggie lunches made in school kitchens.
The "renegade lunch lady" gives the goods on the most popular vegetarian or veggie-based dishes that school chefs can whip up or offer to students at all grade levels.
December 2, 2010
Better helmets, stricter laws needed to protect student athletes
Better helmets and better laws are needed to protect student athletes from the often debilitating affects of concussions, a leading researcher says. Colorado officials are drafting legislation to protect kids' noggins.
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