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Read the most recent articles on MSU Denver, higher education and K-12 issues as well as articles showcasing faculty expertise.

August 13, 2013

Read the most recent articles on MSU Denver, higher education and K-12 issues as well as articles showcasing faculty expertise.


MSU Denver Stories

Tessier seeks Ward 2 council seat to foster health, community in Broomfield
Broomfield Enterprise – 08/12/13
Sharon Tessier has announced her candidacy for the Broomfield City Council Ward 2. Tessier works as an adjunct professor in the Health Professions department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she has taught health care classes for 10 years.

Faculty Expertise

Back To School Anxiety with Dr. Larry Curry
FOX31 – 08/12/13
Family therapist and Metro State University of Denver professor Larry Curry is here to give parents some ideas on how to make the first day of school easier for the kids.

Surprising obesity facts: Some people can’t stop eating
MSN Healthy Living – 8/12/13
It’s normal to feel ravenous after skipping lunch or going all day without food, but people born with a rare genetic defect called Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) lack the ability to regulate their appetite. “They literally cannot stop eating,” says Cindy Heiss, PhD, RD, at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. “Prader-Willi Syndrome is characterized by such a voracious appetite for food (as a result of brain dysregulation of appetite) that individuals typically have to live in a special group home or institutional environment where access to food is strictly controlled.”

Higher Ed Issues

Community college degree plans is revived
The Denver Post – 08/13/13
Sen. Nancy Todd will take another shot at allowing community colleges to grant four-year degrees in a number of subjects. She thinks one reason her bill failed in the last legislative session is because too much time was spent talking with lobbyists and not enough with educators.

Summer of STEM
Diverse Issues In Higher Education – 08/12/13
Despite tightening budgets, colleges and universities push STEM summer programs. 

Explaining Helpful Student Loan Repayment Programs That No One Is Using
Bloomberg Business Week – 08/13/12
Last week we reported on new data showing that more student borrowers could benefit from federal income-based repayment programs than currently use them, partly because the programs aren’t well publicized.

Why Colleges Act as They Do
Inside Higher Ed – 08/13/13
Do increases in federal spending on student financial aid drive up college tuitions? Do cuts in state budgets for public colleges impede college-going? Do public and private colleges admit and award financial aid in similar or different ways?

Admissions Mismatch
Inside Higher Ed – 08/13/13
Most students either "undermatch" (enroll at lower-quality colleges than they could get into) or "overmatch" (enroll at colleges that typically have better students than they are), new study finds. And students' choices -- not colleges' decisions -- are the reason why.

K-12 Issues

ESEA Renewal: Exploring the Proposals
Education Week – 08/13/13
This interactive feature explores competing proposals from congressional Republicans and Democrats to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Districts make their choices on evaluation methods
EdNews Colorado – 08/11/13
A wide majority of Colorado’s school districts have chosen to use the state’s model principal and teacher evaluation system as the state heads into the first year of evaluations that meet requirements mandated by a 2010 law.


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