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Back to School: How Students Can Be Successful with Managing Their Time and Mental Health

As students have started going back to school, they are experiencing a wide range of learning environments, including online and hybrid. Even with more structure than the spring, many parents are concerned that their children will fall behind academically, extracurricular, and socially. What can you do to ensure that your students will have a successful […]

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Gov. Jared Polis launches $32.7 million fund to incubate ideas to improve student learning during the pandemic

To continue the battle against fallout from COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday launched a $32.7 million grant program that seeks to create innovations that help the state’s most disadvantaged students. In an interview with Chalkbeat, Polis said he hopes the Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education Fund, known as RISE, will plant ideas that will […]

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 Educational Resources to Help Families with Hybrid and Virtual Learning 

If there’s anything I’ve learned during COVID-19 it’s that every family has their own unique set of strengths and challenges pertaining to hybrid or full-time virtual learning.  Parents, schools and teachers are understandably overwhelmed with this educational shift, but I have been so impressed with the MANY resources that are available.  Comcast’s Free Educational Programming […]

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Colorado launches "Learn with Me at Home" programming

Parents of young kiddos: distance learning just got a bit easier, thanks to the support of the state of Colorado! Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, and Colorado Education Initiative are partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ, The DROP) to provide K-3 students, their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote […]

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I’m an occupational therapist. Here’s why students should be learning outdoors this fall.

As a long-time elementary school occupational therapist and as a parent, I know firsthand the benefits of free movement on children’s physical and emotional well-being. Making the time and finding the space for physical activity improves physical health, attention, self-regulation, mood, and is, you know, fun (because children should also get to have fun)! As we grapple with […]

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Standardized tests were canceled last school year. Don’t count on that happening again

Should schools administer standardized tests next year? Many state and local education officials from across the country are pushing for canceling federally required testing for next school year. Most recently New York City council members made the case, writing, “Amidst the extreme conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting state tests cannot possibly be fair to […]

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