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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 14, 2010
Summer activities help bridge learning gap
An Adams County coalition helps youngsters fight summer learning loss, which accounts for two-thirds of the ninth-grade achievement gap
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 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 23, 2010
Violence, depression, suicide stalk gay youth
Suicide prevention groups hope a new film sharing the stories of nine Colorado Springs youth will help them reach an especially at-risk community.
June 16, 2010
Work looks like play at PE teachers institute
DPS hosts its eighth annual Physical Education and Dance Summer Institute, drawing PE teachers from around the state this week.
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 10, 2010
Boot camp aims to remake school meals
More than 100 school food service workers from across Colorado will get hands-on training in cooking from scratch at a series of Culinary Boot Camps this summer.
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
June 1, 2010
School clinics armed for reproductive health
Colorado's school-based health centers have a new tool in their campaign to help sexually active teens with scant knowledge of safe sex practices.
May 27, 2010
DPS pushing ambitious health agenda
Denver Public Schools is working on a five-year plan to make kids and employees healthier, safer and fitter. The goals must actually be achievable to be included in the plan.
May 24, 2010
Learning Landscapes boost physical activity
Learning Landscapes -- high-end playgrounds -- have been working magic at Denver schools for a decade. Studies show they boost physical activity significantly.
May 17, 2010
Schools track student fitness with Fitnessgram
Fitnessgram, a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth developed in Texas nearly 30 years ago, is spreading rapidly through Colorado schools. It's geared to the needs of less athletically-gifted students, few of whom can pass the older Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge.
May 10, 2010
Culinary students revamp lunchrooms, enliven classes
Denver's Johnson & Wales University, renowned for its culinary school, is sending its students into Denver Public Schools lunchrooms and classrooms to make the point that good nutrition is both tasty and teachable.
May 3, 2010
Backpack programs keep kids fed over weekend
The one meal homeless kids can count on is a school lunch five days a week. Now, a program that's expanding across the state is helping ensure they have food over the weekend as well.
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