Schools

Most of the offices inside the state Capitol are locked and dark this time of year as lawmakers enjoy some time off. But there was recently a flurry of activity in Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet's office as she prepared to lead a new committee of lawmakers who will try to make classrooms safer in the wake of the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

Psychologist John Van Dreal has spent almost 30 years working with troubled kids. Still, it's always unsettling to get the kind of phone call he received one morning eight years ago as he was on his way to a meeting.

"I got a call from the assistant principal at North [Salem] High, reporting that a student had made some threats on the Internet," remembers Van Dreal, the director of safety and risk management for Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore.

Threats of violence in a Facebook post

Mark Duggan

Recently, a group of about 30 parents and educators met in the lunchroom at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs to plot out the future of the school. The "Future of SES" initiative, as it's known, is meant to build on the school's existing merits. Mark Duggan reports.

Roaring Fork Schools

The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73 which would raise an estimated $1.6 billion annually for Colorado schools through a tax increase on corporations and individuals and families earning over $150,000 a year. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Superintendent Rob Stein to learn more.

Local Youth Capture Climate Change on Film

Jun 15, 2018
Wild Rose Education

Local students are using film to explore personal interests around climate change. Wild Rose Education, in partnership with CU-Boulder climate scientists and Colorado Film School mentors, bring Lens on Climate Change to the Roaring Fork Valley. Megan Webber, with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, has more. The community is invited to a screening of the five short films produced during the week at the Third Street Center on Saturday, June 16, at 2pm.