As if Denver Public Schools doesn't have enough problems (overcrowding, charter-school debates and duct-taping elementary-school secretaries chief among them), it's also battling an even more troubling scourge: pasta-based art projects. That's right, those seemingly harmless macaroni noodles that kids glue to paper in what few DPS art classes remain are attracting mice, roaches and other vermin. And that's not all. Pests are apparently attacking moldy sack lunches, open sodas left in lockers and the pet food belonging to class mascots, such as guinea pigs and parakeets,... More >>>