schools en Weather Closures <p>* Aspen and Roaring Fork Public Schools are closed.<br /><br />* The Garfield RE-2 School District that covers Rifle, Silt and New Castle is closed.</p><p>* All Colorado Mountain College campuses from Rifle to Aspen are closed today. That includes CMC learning locations in Rifle, the Glenwood Center, Carbondale, Spring Valley and Aspen. For more information, please call your local campus. The college's Central Services administrative offices in downtown Glenwood Springs remain open.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:28:59 +0000 Rob St. Mary 11115 at Weather Closures Visioning The Best Schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past several weeks the Roaring Fork School district has been holding what it calls visioning sessions. &nbsp;The aim of the process is to improve performance and student achievement.&nbsp; While the Roaring Fork district is performing above Colorado&rsquo;s average in most academic areas officials want to do even better. &nbsp;Aspen Public Radio&#39;s Roger Adams reports.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:37:35 +0000 Roger Adams 8588 at Visioning The Best Schools Must Do: Read Well By Third Grade <p>A recent study shows that 40 percent of Colorado high school graduates who go on to college need remedial help with at least one subject.&nbsp; This high number may in part be the result of problems the kids had as far back as first and second grade.&nbsp; A major factor, educators believe, is a lack of adequate early literacy.&nbsp; As Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams explains, reading skills must be acquired at a very young age.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 02:25:55 +0000 Roger Adams 1511 at Must Do: Read Well By Third Grade