Jenny Brundin http://apr.org en Coloradans To Vote On Schools Initiative Mixing Funding, Reforms http://apr.org/post/coloradans-vote-schools-initiative-mixing-funding-reforms Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Tomorrow in Colorado, voters will decide on an ambitious ballot measure that would overhaul the state's public education system. It could become the first state to combine an income tax hike with education reforms all in one proposal. From Colorado Public Radio, here's Jenny Brundin.<p>JENNY BRUNDIN, BYLINE: In the final stretch of the campaign for Colorado's Amendment 66, Michael Bloomberg and Bill and Melinda Gates each donated $1 million. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Jenny Brundin 40971 at http://apr.org Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp http://apr.org/post/jazz-cafeteria-kids-learn-listen-while-they-chomp School lunch is often synonymous with loud noise. Studies have shown the <a href="http://www.hyperacusis.net/hyperacusis/decibel%2Bguide/">decibel level</a> in some cafeterias is as high as a lawn mower.<p>Every so often, though, students at Alice Terry Elementary School, southwest of Denver, are asked not to make any noise.<p>When the music teacher told students here they'd occasionally have a "silent" lunch break, this was kindergartner Alyssa Norquette's reaction: "Why do we need a silent lunch? Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:58:00 +0000 Jenny Brundin 28504 at http://apr.org Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp