Roaring Fork School District http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - August 28th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-august-28th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>Parents of students in the Roaring Fork School District may notice a few things are different this year.</p><p>Law enforcement officers are aiming to cut down on DUI’s… but there are limits on what they can do.</p><p>Colorado says it’s posted next year’s health insurance rates so people can find out whether they’ll be charged more… but it’s near impossible actually find those rates.</p><p>Water experts and decision makers are trying to figure out how to fairly divvy up Colorado River water if drought becomes a factor in the future.</p><p>And, now that recreational marijuana shops are open in Pitkin County, elected leaders are going over concerns, like accidental overdoses.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:29:04 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 23685 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - August 28th, 2014 Roaring Fork School District: New Tests, Character Building Part Of School Year http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/roaring-fork-school-district-new-tests-character-building-part-school-year <p></p><p>School started this week for K-through-twelve students across the Roaring Fork Valley. This school year, kids in the Roaring Fork School District will see subtle changes. The district operates schools from Glenwood Springs to Basalt, and it’s rolling out a “visioning process.” Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Superintendent Diana Sirko about what the process means for kids in the classroom.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:43 +0000 Marci Krivonen 23671 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Roaring Fork School District: New Tests, Character Building Part Of School Year 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