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May 7, 2018
Adams 14 keeps recess recommendations private ahead of board meeting
The Adams 14 school district won’t release recommendations on elementary school recess that were finalized in April.
December 19, 2017
Brighton-based district is the latest to adopt later start times for secondary students
The Brighton School District's plan to push middle and high school start times later in the morning next year fits with a growing trend in Colorado and the nation.
October 7, 2016
How healthy are Colorado schools? New survey provides some answers.
The results, along with other pieces of evidence, can help schools win cash awards in the annual Healthy School Champions competition.
farm to school
October 3, 2016
Brussels sprouts, anyone? School gardens grow knowledge for Memphis kids lacking fresh food
Farm-to-school programs are highlighted during a USDA deputy's visit to four Memphis schools.
By the numbers
June 29, 2016
Six charts that explain who’s getting vaccinated in Colorado — and who’s not
These six charts use data from Chalkbeat's 2016 immunization database to flesh out trends and trouble spots in 30 Colorado school districts.
June 29, 2016
Colorado, find your school’s 2015-16 immunization and exemption rates
Use Chalkbeat’s 2016 immunization database to see which schools are well protected in case of an infectious disease outbreak — and which ones aren't.
December 10, 2015
New Colorado child care rules take aim at obesity
New state rules for child care centers will ban sugary drinks, establish limits on screen time and mandate 60 minutes of daily physical activity for in full-day students.
October 29, 2015
How PE classes are working to get kids with disabilities off the sidelines
More teacher training and modified equipment have helped teachers in Denver and other Colorado districts better include students with disabilities in P.E. classes.
October 13, 2015
More Colorado kindergarteners are fully immunized
State health officials believe a 2014 immunization law and last winter’s high-profile measles outbreak have contributed to increases in Colorado’s kindergarten immunization rates.
The doctor is in
October 5, 2015
Big year for school-based health in Colorado
The new clinic at Denver's Florence Crittenton High School is one of five new school-based health centers in the state and the first to offer obstetric services.
Healthy School yardstick
September 30, 2015
New school health data system ramps up
This year, 350 Colorado schools will pilot a new state survey tool measuring school health policy and practice.
September 2, 2015
Governor and lawmakers applaud release of state’s early childhood roadmap
A revised version of the state's early childhood roadmap puts more emphasis on the preschool-to-kindergarten transition and the two ends of the early childhood spectrum.
August 28, 2015
Most districts still opt to participate in health survey that sparked state board uproar
Six months after a protracted controversy about a state health survey given to middle and high school students, most districts asked to participate will do so, and most of those will continue using "passive consent," which means students are asked to take the survey unless parents sign a form opting them out.
August 19, 2015
More kids to get free school breakfast under law, but some districts feel financial squeeze
As the second phase of Colorado’s “Breakfast After the Bell” law takes effect this fall, thousands more low-income students will have access to free breakfast served during school hours. It’s a development lauded by many advocates, but not always by administrators in the districts mandated to provide the universal free meals.
August 14, 2015
Call for later high school start times falls flat in Denver Public Schools
A top administrator asked Denver high schools and sixth-12th grade campuses to institute a start time of 8 a.m. or later this year, but most students won't see any changes.
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