Rube Goldberg machines teach students physics

The Denver Post – Ann Butler “Families of freshmen at Animas High School have found it difficult to make breakfast during the last month or so. The students borrowed coffee makers, toasters, waffle irons, pancake griddles and even cereal and milk to create...

How a School Project Made City Planners Out of Teens

The Atlantic – Jackie Zubrzycki “Last spring, Chris DeRemer, a geography teacher at Manual High School in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood, found out his district was considering opening a new middle school in the same building as Manual. While Denver Public...

How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Almost all college students have a cellphone. They use them an average of eight to 10 hours a day and check them an average of every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. Heavier smartphone use has been linked to lower-quality...

Douglas Co. school board to take voucher ruling to U.S Supreme Court

The Denver Post – Kirk Mitchell “The Douglas County school board will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to use taxpayer money to send children to private schools. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in June that no public funds can be used to aid or...