Light up, light up…

Christmas time is coming and all cities and homes get dressed up with lights. Thanks to the invention of affordable and highly efficient, energy-saving LED lights, homeowners do not longer have to worry about there energy bills at the end of the months since then. But as researchers recently revealed in the Science Advances, the […]

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Visit from an interstellar cigar

As I heard the message this morning, it didn’t really capture me immediately: An interstellar asteroid that passed through our solar system. It was first detected Oct. 19 by the telescope at the University of Hawaii and is going to visit our solar system until January 2019. The asteroid was named ‘Oumuamua, which is the […]

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Diving into the school’s wallets

Taxation of Colorado’s thriving marijuana trade was supposed to improve the funding of the state’s schools, but from the numbers it would appear that some school districts have seen little of that windfall. In the 2018-19 budget proposal Gov. John Hickenlooper released in November, schools are going to see an increase of $343 in per pupil […]

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An endorsement, an E-Mail and lots of questions

Several recommendations concerning Boulder Valley’s school board elections have been published so far. One endorsement, enunciated by the Boulder Valley Education Association, raises questions.   The association represents all certified employees of the school district, including the teachers and most of the administrators. They endorsed Kitty Sargent, Dean Vlachos and Tina Marquardt as future school […]

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Boulder Country Day School presents high school opportunities to middle school students and their families

For the fourth year in a row Boulder Country Day School opened its doors for boarding schools around the country and local Boulder/Denver High Schools. More than 60 boarding schools from 21 states and 16 local schools from Boulder County and Denver presented themselves to middle school students and their families during the Boulder Country […]

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Map / Infographic Assignment

This week we had to play around with data. Because I need this for another class, I focused on how schools in Colorado are financed. Schoolview provides a lot of school related data, so I didn’t have struggles to find them. Creating the map itself was pretty easy, too. I used my maps (google) for […]

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