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Sylvia was ... eccentric ... but she demanded of her students their best behavior, and she rewarded them for it. In the process, she taught us that to be different — to be exceptional — was a good thing. Fred made his own life a little harder … more
In Jefferson County, all roads lead to the “Taj Mahal” — otherwise known as the Jefferson County Government Admistration Building — and the three county commissioners who officiate there. This election, two of those seats could be in … more
A bill introduced late this legislative session deserves support from all who want to ensure public officials make their decisions in the open and preserve the right to call them out in court if they … more
I read banned books. I’ll bet you have, too. In fact, you might be surprised – as I was – at the books that have been challenged across the years, iconic books that are signposts in not only our literary history but in our cultural history as … more
Over the past two weeks, I’ve started to make the case that, for all the seriousness and drama with which our community seems to be tackling the issue of education reform, we’re really not talking about serious, important reforms. Instead of … more
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America is a nation built of immigrants and governed by the rule of law. But currently, our broken immigration system is completely failing at enforcing our existing laws, at securing our nation's … more
When I was at the University of Colorado in Boulder, I had a few classes in the physics building. And, it would happen, occasionally, that I would get to the building early and would wander over to the Focault Pendulum. Have you ever seen it? … more
Let me give you a little glimpse inside my week before school. I teach at nine schools, so, the bulk of my time at start-up is devoted to trying to figure out when I am going to spend time at each school during the week. This is an interesting … more
Things I learned while vacationing around the state of Colorado last week: Colorado is an enormous state, and it takes a long time to get places. This is a great thing, as long as your family is happy and getting along (or sleeping); a wise … more
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice held a press conference May 23 in an attempt to characterize punching his then-fiancé – and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino in February – as a … more
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