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Colorado has spent hundreds of millions to help kids read. Now, it will spend up to $5.2 million to find out why it’s not working.

Colorado’s education department will spend up to $5.2 million over six years on a consultant charged with determining why the state’s 2012 landmark reading law failed to produce significant gains for struggling readers. The unusual external audit, to be conducted by the nonprofit WestEd, will dig into how the state’s schools are using about $40 […]

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Happy Halloween and important reminders!

For children with autism, holidays like Halloween can sometimes be more stressful than they are fun. However, one Hawaii-based mom is determined to make sure her 3-year-old son — who is autistic and nonverbal — doesn’t have to worry about having a fun time while trick-or-treating this year. “My son is 3 years old and has […]

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20 Best Places to Go Sledding in Colorado

Colorado’s winter started early this year so when the snow flies, consider seeking out a sled at one of these locations for some old-fashioned fun. There are myriad of sledding hills–some public, some secret. Here are a handful of favorite sports. Some offer sled rentals: others are BYOS. These are the best sledding hills all over Colorado. […]

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Motherhood: The ultimate learning curve

Any parent will tell you that parenthood is full of surprises. There are joys and challenges. For me, as a perfectionist, I knew what a lot of those things would be going into this project. I studied enough books and various forms of information on the subject to complete a Master’s Degree in it. I […]

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