Aspen School District http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition – May 8th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-may-8th-2014 <p>Residents vote for change on the boards that represent Carbondale’s emergency services and a mid-valley park district.<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New test results show third graders in the Roaring Fork Valley are better at reading than the statewide average.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state senator wraps up her time under the gold dome in Denver.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And oil and gas proponents voice strong support for continuing to drill in Garfield County.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll let you know what to expect for the upcoming Aspen Music Festival and School summer season.</span></p><p>And we get a taste of what Aspen middle and high school band students learned this year from a long-time jazz musician.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:26:55 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 18190 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition – May 8th, 2014 Aspen Schools' Musician In-Residence Resurrects Jazz http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-schools-musician-residence-resurrects-jazz <p></p><p>The music department at the Aspen School District is growing, despite the odds. The budget for music is minimal compared to schools in other states. Last week though, the school welcomed its first ever musician in residence who taught middle and high school students jazz. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen visited band practice and filed this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Band practice is in full swing on a Wednesday afternoon. Students with saxophones, trumpets and drums tap their feet as the piece they’re playing reaches a crescendo.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17949 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Schools' Musician In-Residence Resurrects Jazz Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/lessons-ducks-snow-environmental-education-expands <p></p><p>Environmental education is expanding in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies grew its teaching programs over the last two years to include schools like Basalt Elementary and Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary school. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, studies show schools with environmental programs score higher on standardized tests.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15623 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-youth-center-part-3 <p>Jace Conflenti, an Aspen local and recent graduate of Aspen High School, spent time at the Aspen Youth Center while in middle and high school. He is now in his first year at the University of Colorado and works as a staff member during his summer and winter breaks from school. Conflenti shares stories of his time at AYC, both as a kid and now, as a staff member. &nbsp;Executive Director Keith Berglund&nbsp;also joins in this episode of <em>Non-Profit in the Spotlight</em>. To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their <a href="http://www.aspenyouthcenter.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13030 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3 How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-will-recreational-marijuana-impact-local-teenagers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older, some parents of young kids are concerned. Law enforcement and school officials say legalization has led many kids to see marijuana as benign. &nbsp;Some parents also fear with legal pot now for sale, it will be easier for their kids to get. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parent Jillian Livingston’s son is preparing to enter high school next year.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:52:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12931 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers?