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News Round-up: 4/13/16

News Round-up: 4/13/16

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

Pot-in-schools debate returns to Colorado - A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee.

At Denver after-school program, students make gadgets that make a difference - At HackSchool, students don’t just make gadgets for the sake of creating something cool and high-tech. The whole idea behind the after-school program that’s taken root in a Denver charter high school is to make things that matter.

How a Denver elementary school is using pop music and viral videos to teach social skills - Once a month, two behavior interventionists rewrite the lyrics to a hit song to focus on a character trait — self-control, cooperation, gratitude — that students are learning about as part of a curriculum meant to teach social and emotional skills. Schools in Colorado and across the country are increasingly focusing on such skills in recognition that student success is about more than just academics.