How healthy are Colorado schools? New survey provides some answers

October 10, 2016

By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado | October 7, 2016

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How many minutes do Colorado elementary students get for lunch? How many schools take away recess when students misbehave? Are there nurses at every school? The answers are 19 minutes, more than a quarter and no. These and many other statistics are the latest results from a school health survey that’s been piloted across the state for the last two years. The survey, called Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source, is a collaboration between the Colorado Education Initiative, the state health and education departments, and Kaiser Permanente, which provided $3 million for the project in 2013.

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