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I'd rather die than have to read to a group.
As noted in this Psychology Today story, it’s often cited that the fear of public speaking ranks higher for many people than their fear of death. Despite the pervasive anxiety of speaking in front of others, children are still taught to...
January 29 2015, 11:15 AM
My daughter, Gwynn, and I with Mrs. Ann Lierle (left) at Trails West Elementary.
The first day of kindergarten is, for many kids, their first full day away from their parents, surrounded by peers and a teacher that they’ll spend the next nine months (and maybe longer) getting to know. As children around the metro area headed back to school this week, I did the same....
August 20 2014, 11:00 AM
Rant: First Fridays on Santa Fe is getting too crowded.
This week marks the last First Friday of 2012. Thanks to Denver's ever-expanding arts scene, what was once a niche distraction has evolved into a full-fledged, citywide monthly event. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Santa Fe...
December 7 2012, 12:44 PM
Next week, Denver Public Schools are back in session, meaning quiet days at East High School (like this) are almost over. Good luck students!
August 23 2012, 10:20 AM
Two years ago in August, 5280 published its annual education issue. The theme of this edition changes every year, and in 2010 we ranked the metro area’s top public elementary schools. To do this we used the Colorado Growth Model, which measures schools according to how proficient kids are at each...
June 8 2012, 10:59 AM
Rant: Kudos on the big drug bust, but please lay off the medical marijuana industry.
Yesterday, federal and state law enforcement announced the largest drug bust in Colorado history, a multi-year sting that netted more than 100 arrests—many of them with gang ties—and confiscated money...
February 10 2012, 11:33 AM