The Denver sky is clear on a Wednesday morning in September, blue except for a few wispy clouds. Normally, this would make for an ideal day for kids to play outdoors, but today, a group of middle-schoolers are waiting restlessly in the parking lot of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space...
December 29 2015, 9:00 AM
Students riding a school bus on May 1, 1981. In a federally-mandated effort to desegregate schools, many students were bused to schools outside of their own communities from 1969 to 1995. —Courtesy of Denver Public Library Western History Collection
Long after the last school bell rang, 80-plus people sat in gray and blue plastic chairs at Denver School of Science and Technology: Green Valley Ranch (DSST) on the Evie Garrett Dennis campus, passing around neon-colored notecards. Quietly, the students, parents, teachers, and community members...
October 19 2015, 3:35 PM
—Jan Von Holleben / Trunk Archive
The next time you’re hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, keep your eyes on the trail because along just about any path you take, there are objects you can use in “teachable moments” for your family.
Take, for example, Mentha arvensis. More commonly known...
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The 70th session of the Colorado General Assembly started last week, and the divided legislature—Dems control the State House while Republicans hold the Senate—ensures that bills will need bipartisan support in order to make it to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. And that’s a good thing.
January 14 2015, 1:15 PM
The stage at the Mercury Cafe
At a table tucked in the back of one of Mercury Cafe’s many funky performance rooms, 17-year-old Ashia Ajani sits patiently, reviewing her material. Above her, strings of lights line the ceiling, and in front, a cluster of tables face a simple, but cluttered stage, decorated with a long, rustic...
November 5 2014, 10:45 AM
—Courtesy of Terry Shapiro
In recent years, Colorado has suffered all kinds of school-funding wisecracks, and voters’ shellacking of last year’s Amendment 66, a proposed nearly $1 billion tax increase for K–12 public education, only made things worse. (See “Minding The Bottom Line,” page 92, to find out how five Denver...
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Check out the big brains in Colorado Springs.
The fair hamlet to our south ranks as the eighth-most-educated city in the nation, an analysis by the website WalletHub concludes. Denver clocks in at No. 28.
WalletHub's rankings were based on a variety of factors—including education level...
September 17 2014, 3:58 PM
What do cave painting and tequila have in common? How about soul food and surrealist painter Salvador Dalí?
If your answer is "nothing," you're in for a surprise. Since 2004, MCA Denver’s Re-Mixed Taste series has featured "tag-team lectures" on categories that sound as...
August 7 2014, 10:30 AM