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Gifted Education and Varsity Athletics: How They Are the Same, But Treated Differently

In athletics, we seek out the best performers and we give them the best coaches, the best equipment, and individualized instruction. We encourage them to excel in competition, and we nurture them so they will continue to grow and become … Continue reading

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Demise Of Proposition 103. Now, We’ll All Pay For It.

I read a worthwhile “obituary” for Proposition 103, which died on the November ballot in the Colorado general election.  Proposal 103 would have solved so many problems our state is facing in education.  It pains me that voters shortsightedly voted … Continue reading

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First Meeting With The New School District Superintendent

I met Bruce Messinger, Ph.D., the new superintendent of the Boulder Valley School District, at Louisville Middle School.  This was one of two community receptions providing an opportunity for BVSD students, staff, parents and community members to meet the new … Continue reading

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If Elected Representatives Won’t, The Public Must Act

Recently I’ve been spending some time gathering support for Initiative 25, also known as “Bright Colorado” or “The Heath Proposal”, named for proposal sponsor State Senator Rollie Heath.  This is about citizens taking responsibility for education funding into our own … Continue reading

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What I Do As A Gifted Advisor In High School

I wanted to tell about my position as the Talented & Gifted Advisor at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. Students at Fairview are fortunate to have a wide variety  of challenging and enriching classes and activities from which to … Continue reading

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Private Gifted School Opening In Boulder

Looks like there is going to be a school in the Boulder valley focused on gifted education.  It’ll be the second campus for the private Mackintosh Academy, currently serving pre-K to 8th grade students in Littleton, Colorado, an hour drive … Continue reading

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