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Lawmakers take first step to ease testing burden for young English language learners

Last Updated by Chalkbeat, Nicholas Garcia on

State lawmakers from both political parties are seeking to undo a controversial State Board of Education decision that called for schools to test thousands of Colorado’s youngest students in English — a language they are still learning.

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Marijuana Moms

Last Updated by Marybel Gonzalez on

Cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers is on the rise. Health officials warn of possible risks to babies.

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"Insight: Opioid Babies" Pregnant Addicts Have Limited Medical Options

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Lori Jane Gliha on

Nearly half of the 64 counties in Colorado do not currently have a medical provider with training and licensing to legally prescribe buprenorphine, one of two recommended treatments for pregnant opioid addicts. Data shows the number of babies who experienced opioid-related withdrawal symptoms increased nearly two and a half times between 2011 and 2015.

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