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There is so much to learn not only in school, but also about schools. For example, in our article, “Teaching By Design,” you will learn how Boulder Valley School District is building schools for the 21st Century. The innovation does not lie solely in a curriculum, but also in the buildings themselves. Open, flexible spaces allow teachers and students to move, set up, and change (then change again) their learning environment depending on what best suits the lessons and the students. It’s a glimpse into the innovative classrooms on the horizon.

If you have a little one at home and are starting out on the school path, you will want to check out the article “The Power of Preschool.” Preschool is not just a place for tots to play and socialize, it can set the tone for a lifetime of learning. In some cases, it may identify learning problems at a time when early intervention can make a huge impact. You’ll learn the benefits of preschool, how Colorado is investing in early childhood opportunities, and where we can make even more improvements.

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If your child has been diagnosed with a learning challenge or disability, you may be preparing for your first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting with your child’s school. Our article guides you through understanding the IEP and offers expert tips for navigating the process.

We’ve also included a look at other innovations happening in Front Range school districts, a chat with Colorado’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, a comprehensive list of local private schools, and more.

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