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April 30, 2019
From dozens of suspensions to one: How this Colorado school stopped removing young children
Changing discipline practices at a suburban Denver elementary school have helped school leaders go from dozens of early elementary suspensions to almost none.
April 13, 2019
Colorado legislative roundup: Bills aimed at helping at-risk students advance
Many of the education bills wending their way through the Colorado General Assembly aim to provide students with more than academics.
February 14, 2019
A social worker in every grade? Perhaps for 10 Colorado elementary schools
Educators, parents, and social workers told of students struggling with depression, younger and younger children attempting suicide, and youths ending up in prison. A bill…
Down to business
January 4, 2019
Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the floor in Colorado
Democrats are bringing back ideas that Republicans rejected last year.
August 31, 2018
What do you say to a young child who might be at risk for suicide?
Talking about suicide with young children can feel scary or inappropriate, but broaching the subject can save lives.
August 31, 2018
Young lives lost: Suicide prevention efforts expand slowly and cautiously in elementary schools
After the suicide of a 9-year-old Denver boy, lawmakers and educators are grappling with the realization that children need more mental health support.
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
How I Lead
July 16, 2018
Meditation and mindfulness: How a Harlem principal solves conflict in her community
A Harlem principal describes the practices her community uses to improve self awareness and mindfulness.
May 22, 2018
A million dollars, 570 hopefuls, and 15 winners: How a new competition aims to boost babies and toddlers
A Boulder-based team won $80,000 in an early childhood competition for a project that helps little kids acquire language and social-emotional skills.
May 11, 2018
A new guide aims to help Colorado school districts offer mental health support to students
A Colorado nonprofit group released a new tool kit to help teachers, parents, and administrators infuse mental health support into schools.
February 26, 2018
Why this Denver elementary school has replaced detention with yoga
“I want to create a space where they can embody all these beautiful things of life."
July 18, 2017
When my students got aggressive, my school agreed to help. Here’s how we changed a class reputation
No one had taken the time to teach them concrete strategies for coping with the stressful situations they faced in and outside of school. So we did.
it's about relationships
June 8, 2017
Former Denver administrator, now D.C. schools chief, on why connecting with students matters
A former Denver Public Schools administrator talked about the need to create school environments where students feel valued at a Thursday event in Denver.
February 7, 2017
Is Jeffco Public Schools about to cut programs that haven’t gotten a chance to succeed?
In its bid to cut $20 million from next year's budget, Jeffco Public Schools is looking to eliminate two programs that have posted promising results so far.
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.
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