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Opinion – Changing a nation? It starts with education

As he walked on the stage of Macky Auditorium, a thunderous applause served as a fanfare for Vicente Fox . He was all smiles. Welcomed by students from the University of Colorado and community members of Boulder, he appeared unflinching with each hand. A former president of Mexico, his country, and one I also consider … Continue reading

Opinion – A case for civil disobedience

I’ve always been very proud of graduating from Hinkley High School. A large school, with some 1,700 students when I attended, Hinkley is not always known for having the highest test results, graduation rates or even successful sports teams. But as a graduate from the school I can say that hardly matters the moment a … Continue reading

Opinion – Teaching Latino history in Colo. classrooms

Incorporating the Latino history of Colorado will be the task of at least 25 more history teachers in some of the larger districts in the state. Some of the districts that will be involved in this new initiative include Adams 12 District and Cherry Creek. With the help of Metro State and other in-state programs, … Continue reading

Opinion – Local high school grad rates high, but so are remedial course needs in college

A recent article by CU alum Yesenia Robles for the Denver Post brought to light how more high school kids are graduating in a four-year period. But there is a slight setback. As the article notes, while 2010 saw 72.4 percent of high school students graduate in four years, a slight increase from 2009 when … Continue reading

La Voz – Supporters gather for immigration reform

On a sunny, Monday evening outside the dark brown walls of Denver North High School, a crowd of more than 50 people gathered. Read the rest of the story here…

La Voz – DREAM Act passes in House, awaits fate in Senate

As the decision on the passing of the DREAM Act looms, the anticipation is nothing new to those pushing for the bill to prevail. Read the rest of the story here…

La Voz – DREAM Act fails in the Senate

The Senate blocked a measure that would give illegal immigrant students a shot at citizenship after Democrats were unable to gather the necessary 60 votes to pass the bill. Read the rest of the story here…

ASSETT – Shortening the lecture

Imagine if class only lasted, say, about 60 seconds. Read the rest of this story here…

ASSETT – Study tools resembling social media more than academic services

Most students probably spend more time visiting Facebook than they do visiting their professor’s during office hours. While tremendous use of the social media site is no longer a surprise, using the social media giant’s framework to offer academic aid may be a bit of a stretch. Read the rest of the story here…

ASSETT – Developmental Award Spotlight: A photo lab for art students

When Lia Pileggi began conducting workshop classes for photographing artwork she noticed something. With a little help from the people she was helping, she realized her department was missing a resource of potential value for students. Read the rest of the story here…

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