Baird, who will speak at TEDxMileHigh's "Ideas Unbridled" Saturday in Denver, has developed online games that teach people how to handle ethical dilemmas.
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When it comes to fairness in education funding, Colorado received a "C" grade in the Education Law Center's "Is School Funding Fair" Spring 2015 report card.
Colorado received poor grades in a national report that examined how fairly public schools are funded.
The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that has major implications for how much money school districts get from the state.
A growing number of educators believe that teaching social skills to reduce aggression keeps kids out of trouble and helps with academics.
According to data analysis by Chalkbeat Colorado, turnover of teachers is at its highest in 15 years. Some schools see that as a good thing.
Robert Basevitz, a former teacher at the school, brought the lawsuit. "We shouldn’t be forced to fund somebody else’s religious practices," he says.
A three-part series from CPR News explores new research out of the University of Denver on how toxic stress, often caused by poverty, can affect the brain.
Using the science of how exposure to trauma affects developing brains, DU researchers are studying how parents can protect their kids from toxic stress.
High doses of adversity in kids changes the way their brain responds to stress, leading a lifetime of unwanted consequences.
Research is mounting that severe stress often associated with poverty affects children's brains and their ability to learn.
The report also finds that independently-run charter schools disproportionately use harsher discipline than district-run schools.
High school students from Littleton say the sheer number of tests they take limits teaching time.