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Sex Ed: Colorado Schools Behind National Average in 9 of 10 Categories

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Last week, we noted the defeat of an IUD bill in the Colorado legislature, along with statistics about how Colorado stacked up with other states when it comes to teen pregnancy. This topic got us to thinking about the topic of sex education — and judging by 2012 statistics from...

Shelly Donahue's abstinence education "WAIT Training" (VIDEO)

10 years ago by Andy Kopsa
The Denver based WAIT ("Why Am I Tempted?") abstinence-until-marriage program has used over $8.2 million in federal funds to bring assemblies like ones illustrated in the clips below to public schools, churches and community centers throughout the state. The abstinence program, demonstrated by Shelly Donahue, is the subject of this...

Domo's Patio Garden Proves Peaceful and Educational

7 years ago by Kristin Pazulski
Driving up to Domo Japanese Country Foods, you wouldn't think much of the restaurant. The restaurant's huge sign, visible from Colfax Avenue at Osage Street, is tacky. The building is boxy, and when we parked in the restaurant's north-facing gravel parking lot, I questioned whether Domo would be all it...

Does the State Board of Education Deserve a Failing Grade?

5 years ago by Dara L. Miles
In the shadow of the State Capitol, at the intersection of Sherman Street and Colfax Avenue, sits a handsome limestone edifice with brass doors and tall Corinthian columns, home to the Colorado Department of Education. Inside the heavy doors, a hushed great hall beckons. A peaceful place, its cool marble...

At Mayor Michael Hancock's first public forum, education and communication issues popular

10 years ago by Melanie Asmar
Concerns about public education and the need to improve communication between city officials and citizens about everything from parking to park usage were hot topics this morning at Mayor Michael Hancock's first community forum. Comments such as "City personnel need to be more available" drew applause from the more than...

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