2017 has been a landmark year for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Colorado. New laws passed during this year’s legislative session combined with significant progress on initiatives already underway mean that Colorado students have richer opportunities than
As representatives of both business and education, we see firsthand that too many Colorado students are leaving our high schools unprepared for Colorado’s jobs and post-secondary institutions.
Do you remember what you were doing at the age of 17? If you’re like most of us, your days were probably filled with going to school, completing homework, participating in sports or clubs, and hanging out with friends.
It’s been nearly 25 years since the toy company Mattel received extensive criticism for producing a talking Barbie doll that lamented, “Math class is tough.” The toy, and many other aspects of our popular culture, have consistently reinforced the idea
When you imagine a school field trip, having kids don hardhats and safety goggles and tour a high-rise construction site probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But for 27 Denver high school girls who gathered at the
Originally published in Back when all of us were young, children used to gaze at the night sky and dream of being the first to walk on the moon. Today, kids stare at the stars and likely think about Mars
To get a sense of how profoundly the St. Vrain Valley School District is transforming education, one need only pay a visit to the district’s academic summer camps and talk with students. At one end of the age spectrum, nine-year-olds Uma
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, President, Chairman, Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), 1977 The DEC-10 mainframe filled a room. It was massive and monstrous and entirely magical. I literally shivered the
By Ashley Andersen Member Since: 2016 Education Goal: To play a role in preparing the future workforce and ensure that there are qualified healthcare professionals that represent our communities. Reach: Colorado and Western Kansas Centura Health, the region’s largest healthcare
Revitalization of the School and Community Continues On a recent sunny Colorado morning, a group of community members, business leaders, educators, and students found themselves sitting inside a former natatorium. Not a swimsuit or a pool towel were in sight,