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North Arvada Middle School students shadow Senator

Six students from North Arvada Middle School shadowed Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) as a part of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented’s Legislative Day at the Capitol.  This is the 13th year that the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented has brought students from around the state to shadow a lawmaker for the day.  Eighth grade students Andreanna Brown, Andrew Efaw, Sarah Jones, Jacob Ogden, Laura Pott, and Devin Shutler were all selected by their school to spend the day at the capitol with Senator Hudak.

Colorado again called to Washington to share education insights

Colorado’s state education officials are becoming a regular feature recently in Washington, D.C., being called to explain the state’s nationally recognized reform system. Now, the State Board of Education’s Chairman Bob Schaffer has been requested to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on two bill proposals.

Governor Hickenlooper signs education reform bill into law

Governor Hickenlooper signs education reform bill into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation today to implement a statewide educator effectiveness evaluation system. The rules cover the quality standards school districts must adopt in their educator evaluation systems, teacher content knowledge standards, the structure of performance evaluations, definitions of performance evaluations and consequences, and the role of the Colorado Department of Education.

CU Researchers find key element that improves vascular health in postmenopausal women

Researchers studying why arteries stiffen in postmenopausal women have found a specific chemical cofactor that dramatically improves vascular function.

Bill passed House that grants students credit for work and military experience at state colleges

 The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1072 today, which will grant students at state colleges and universities credit for work and military experience.  

(Healthy) food for thought

The largest-ever green schools gathering later this month will include lots of ‘food for thought’ focusing on the introduction of healthier foods in K-12 schools.

Governor Hickenlooper proclaims February 12, 2012 as College Goal Sunday Day

Governor Hickenlooper proclaims February 12, 2012 as College Goal Sunday Day

In an effort to encourage students to attend college, Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed February 12, 2012 as College Goal Sunday Day. The objective of College Goal Sunday is to provide Colorado families assistance in the financial aid process.