Yuzo Nieto is best known for his stint as the gifted sax player in Pee Pee and the ringleader of avant-garde jazz and Afro-Cuban outfit Pink Hawks, the latter of which is still a going concern. Nieto has been a music teacher at SOAR Charter School in Green Valley Ranch for the past two years, and th ... More >>
How do you help young children cope with a terrible tragedy? A first-grade teacher in Aurora has come up with a way. Every day after recess, the kids in Megan Anderson's class at Peoria Elementary sit on the classroom's alphabet rug and talk about the kind things they've done that day. Each kind ac ... More >>
Update: Arrowwood Elementary parent Rachel Drummond had objections to a play scheduled for her daughter's second-grade class today, due to references to Native Americans as "savages" and a speech that overtly referred to a higher power. However, Douglas County School District public information offi ... More >>
FlickrA third-grader at Foothill Elementary in Boulder brought a couple of unusual items to school yesterday: two live bullets. He's still alive, too, even though he pounded one of the bullets with a rock. But is he looking at mandatory punishment under post-Columbine zero-tolerance policies ... More >>
George H.W. Bush.As noted in our blog about a Douglas County school allowing parents to opt out of letting their kids watch President Barack Obama's speech to children on Tuesday, we pointed out that other Commanders-in-Chief have directly addressed younglings -- among them President George W ... More >>
In the spirit of collaboration - and to further prove the IQs in the band - this week, I've opted to devote this space to my drummer Elaine Acosta. The following is a chapter from her forthcoming book, Holy Sweet Goddamn: The Memoirs of An Aspiring Rock Star and Psychiatric Nurse/Patient. It's brill ... More >>
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The Colorado Hawks
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The University of Northern Colorado expels its longtime laboratory school.
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West High School's Alan Chimento is sent to the principal's office.
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THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.
DRIBBLES AND BITS AND BITS AND BITS.
ELEVEN TREATMENT PROGRAMS LATER, TEENAGER SPENCER DAY WAS STILL MOLESTING CHILDREN. NOW HE'S IN PRISON UNTIL 2058.THIS BOY'S LIFE LAST YEAR 17-YEAR-OLD SPENCER DAY MOLESTED THREE MORE BOYS. OLD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK.