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Friday Churn: ‘Always our kids’

What’s churning:

Caitlin Ryan, director of the Family Acceptance Project and a nationally recognized researcher on issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth, will lead three free trainings over the next few days in Boulder County.

The presentations, “Always Our Kids: A Path to Family Acceptance,” will provide information on how to promote well-being for LGBT children and teens and how families, communities and schools can respond and adapt when LGBT youth come out.

She’ll speak on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road; on Sunday, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St.; and on Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Skyline High School Library, 600 E. Mountain Ave. in Longmont.

The Family Acceptance Project, based at San Francisco State University, is a research, education and policy initiative that works to decrease health- and related risks confronting LGBT youth.

What’s on tap:

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education convenes at 1 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Capitol. Agenda.

Good reads from elsewhere:

No more FRL: Some affluent districts are opting out of federal meal subsidies and turning their lunch programs into moneymakers. New York Times.

The other Bush: Florida Gov. Jeb Bush emerges as the standard-bearer for education reform for the Republican party. Washington Post.

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