Roaring Fork 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 Reading Test Scores Up http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/reading-test-scores <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Third grade reading scores from statewide standardized testing were released today (Tuesday 5-6-2014) and there is good news for the Roaring Fork School District.&nbsp;&nbsp; Three quarters of third graders in the district are proficient or advanced in reading comprehension.&nbsp; That, says superintendent Diana Sirko, shows continued improvement.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 23:43:03 +0000 Roger Adams 18130 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Reading Test Scores Up CrossCurrents - School Calendars & Youth Initiative http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-school-calendars-youth-initiative <p>Roaring Fork School District (RE-1) is considering a change to the school calendar. Superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko discusses the process and &nbsp;the next steps along with John Bennett from Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:25:08 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 15448 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - School Calendars & Youth Initiative Amendment 66: Pros And Cons For Schools In Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/amendment-66-pros-and-cons-schools-roaring-fork-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span><a href="http://www.ednewscolorado.org/news/capitol-news/a66-gets-a-business-group-endorsement/comment-page-1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor John Hickenlooper enthusiastically supported Amendment 66</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, calling it the single most important education reform initiative in the history of the United States.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts in the Roaring Fork Valley are also weighing in on the measure. &nbsp;Hyperbole aside, the amendment would change the way the state funds public schools. As Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, school administrators aren&rsquo;t the only groups sharing opinions before voters head to the polls in November.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8687 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Amendment 66: Pros And Cons For Schools In Roaring Fork Valley CrossCurrents - Roaring Fork School District's Visioning Process http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-roaring-fork-school-districts-visioning-process <p>The Roaring Fork School District&#39;s Visioning Process with Dr. Diana Sirko, Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Rob Stein, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:35:30 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 8642 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Roaring Fork School District's Visioning Process