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News Round-up: 3/10/16

News Round-up: 3/10/16

The latest news and information related to education, health and wellness from local and national sources.

Study Links Kindergartners’ Stumbles With Rocky Home Lives - Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a new study finds.

Boulder's Sense Of Itself Challenged By Homeless Youth Plan - A proposal to build a three-story complex to provide long-term housing to homeless young people has Boulder, Colorado, seemingly at odds with its liberal image.

EPSDT: What’s the Big Idea Behind the Acronym - Children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to a comprehensive array of preventive and ameliorative care through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Beyond the indecipherable acronym, EPSDT is a critically important benefit that is broadly recognized as the gold standard for children.

Grant for accessible playground at Centennial Elementary School makes playtime possible for all - Centennial Elementary received a grant to replace several outdated pieces of equipment with more accessible and safe equipment.

Vaccine exemption regulations are changing for District 51 families - Colorado has one of the worst immunization rates in the country, with 4.6% of student opting out of vaccines, compared to the national average of 1.8%. The state is now requiring districts to change the way parents opt out of vaccines, requiring them to do so every year.