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News Round-up: 4/7/16

News Round-up: 4/7/16

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

Smart Source Regional Data Use Trainings - The Colorado Education Initiative’s health and wellness program is providing training sessions in April, May and June to schools that have completed the Smart Source assessment tool. The sessions will provide in-depth instruction and strategies on how to review school data and identify gaps and priorities.

Erie Uplink feeds students during spring break - As St. Vrain Valley School District revs up for spring break, an Erie nonprofit is preparing to feed more than 100 student who will be without free and reduced school lunches during the break next week.

Helping babies deal with toxic stress - Children living in persistent poverty, suffering from trauma, and lacking supportive, responsive care-giving are at increased risk of toxic stress.

Federal Dental Health Strategy - A new federal government plan, which lists partnerships and strategies needed to address persistent dental health disparities in the U.S., states that access to care is one of the greatest unmet oral health needs in the nation. The proposal serves as a call to action for federal agencies, the private sector, and other partners to reduce this and other barriers to improved dental health for the underserved.

Kids Count survey a road map to a better Colorado - While some of the news about Colorado children in Aurora sounds more like a report from a third-world country, generally, kids here are faring pretty well, according to the annual Kids Count survey by the Colorado Children’s Campaign.