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January 3, 2011
Animal therapists provide solace, training to youngsters
Animal-assisted therapy began to emerge in the 1990s, and today is a widely-recognized specialty to aid children with special learning needs. Read this story to find out what's happening in Colorado, along with available resources.
December 22, 2010
Week of 12/20/10: Healthy schools highlights
In-school health centers in Chicago; sweet-free zones in St. Paul; EdNews Parent expert publishes her book; new healthy schools Parent Network; more bike lanes near Aurora schools; the latest on breastfeeding and boys' brains; teens and mental health.
December 17, 2010
Week of 12/13/10: Teaching & learning tidbits
The teaching and learning stocking is stuffed to bursting with news of parents successfully fighting the powers that be in schools, views on school taxes and tenure, kudos to several Colorado schools, vouchers and value-added assessments of teachers.
November 19, 2010
Week of 11/15/10: Teaching & learning tidbits
Get the latest on teacher led schools, new help for gifted kids in Boulder Valley, Dougco voucher debate, Montbello reforms, library gifts, DSST expansion, Colorado's top superintendent and a T-Shirt flap at Falcon High.
November 12, 2010
Week of Nov. 8, 2010: Teaching & learning tidbits
This week's teaching and learning highlights focus on charter school applications, a teacher contract spat in Aurora, the worse-than-expected learning gap between black and white students, Colorado's bleak school budget outlook, Montbello reforms, small schools, the voucher debate in Dougco and the 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
October 20, 2010
Ask an Expert: Mental health issues facing teens today.
An interesting problem is sorting out what may be “normal” adolescent behavior from “abnormal." EdNews Parent expert and Denver psychiatrist Steve Sarche helps parents know when professional help might be needed.
September 16, 2010
Helping kids cope with a new school year
The beginning of a new school year can be a stressful time for children, with new teachers and classmates, bigger classrooms, new routines and more schoolwork. This time can be particularly unnerving and overwhelming for children who are facing major transitions such as starting elementary school or entering middle school.
August 12, 2010
Ask an Expert: My fifth grade son is increasingly withdrawn.
Although depression occurs more often in females than males during adolescence and adulthood, it appears to be about as common in boys as it is in girls during the elementary school years.
February 24, 2010
Ritter signs soda, other tax bills
Those controversial tax exemption bills are now law, and another private school tax- credit bill was killed at the Statehouse Wednesday.
February 18, 2009
The flip side of "creaming": What happens to the bottom ten?
A major downside to opening up boutique schools with special programs and higher expectations is that some children will inevitably be left behind. What becomes…
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