Education

HOPE Center (credit: CBS)

Nonprofit HOPE Center Helps Young Denver Children

It started out in 1962 with an enrollment of six children and two teachers, but Denver’s HOPE Center is now one of the city’s largest community based organizations.

03/06/2015

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CSU Sharing Research Cost At Japan Nuclear Site

Colorado State University is helping pay the salary of a radiation expert to study the environmental effects of the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

03/05/2015

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Marijuana Law Classes Take Hazy Place In College Curriculum

Across the country, college students from Colorado to Ohio are clamoring to sign up for law school classes focusing on marijuana.

02/15/2015

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Text Messages Give Parents Ideas For Teaching Children

Research shows that lower income parents talk less with their young children. By the time kids of lower income parents are three years old, they have heard 30 million fewer words than middle class peers.

01/30/2015

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Young Students Learn The Global Cinderella Story

At Denver’s Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, teachers are using the Cinderella story as a way to introduce young students to theater and get them acquainted with literature from around the world.

01/29/2015

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Hundreds Of High Schoolers Boycott New State Standardized Test

There are 877 seniors at Cherry Creek High School, but only 24 showed up to take the state’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success test on Thursday.

11/14/2014

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock rides one of the Segways Denver police officers will use to patrol the Sun Valley neighborhood. (credit: CBS)

Denver Gets Funds To Help Sun Valley Neighborhood

Denver police say a new grant will help them transform one part of the city.

10/29/2014

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon‚Äôs Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of Achievement

Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.

10/20/2014

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