Category Archives: Parent Voices

Parent FAQ’s: What’s the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey?

by Meg Freedman The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is given to several thousand 6th through 12thgraders in Colorado public schools, asking questions related to behaviors that can affect the students’ mental, physical, and emotional health. Schools recently committed to making an extra effort to educate parents about the survey, so we wanted to answer some FAQ’s… Read More »

Getting To & From School Safely — Teen Drivers

Colorado School Grades partners with Moms Fight Back to highlight school safety issues. This post is excerpted from their Back to School Safety eBook. Read more on the Moms Fight Back website.  This week we’re highlighting safe travel to school. We focused on school buses, also walking to school  and biking to school. Today, what if your teenager is ready to drive… Read More »

Getting To & From School Safely — Biking to School

Colorado School Grades partners with Moms Fight Back to highlight school safety issues. This post is excerpted from their Back to School Safety eBook. Read more on the Moms Fight Back website.  This week we’re highlighting safe travel to school. We focused on school buses and walking to school. Today, biking to school. First, teach your child some basic rules-of-the-road for bicyclists:… Read More »

Getting To & From School Safely — Walking to School

Colorado School Grades partners with Moms Fight Back to highlight school safety issues. This post is excerpted from their Back to School Safety eBook. Read more on the Moms Fight Back website. This week we’re highlighting safe travel to school. Yesterday, we focused on school buses. Today, walking to school. 15% of kids walk or bike to school. Walking… Read More »

Gifted, Schmifted? by Megan Freedman

Before I had kids, my entire experience with the term “gifted” was when I spent a couple weeks at a “G&T” summer camp during middle school. Everyone seemed to be carrying a clarinet on their way to a chess game. To be fair to my parents, I was a homebody who also hated tennis camp.… Read More »

Many Reasons to Choose a School, Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series on suburban school choice, focusing on the challenges and benefits of school choice in Colorado.  Please click here to view part one.  by Marya DeGrow Parents of four and recent transplants to Colorado after nearly 16 years in the military, Amy and Eric S. refused to send their… Read More »