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1:15pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Education

Can A New Building Save A Failing School?

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 3:59 pm

Research shows that students who attend school in buildings that are in disrepair score lower on state tests than students in satisfactory buildings.
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When students and teachers at School 16 in Rochester, N.Y., start the new school year in a newer school building, they'll leave their old building's laundry list of infrastructure problems behind.

As teachers finish unloading boxes and setting up their new classrooms, they hope the newer, nicer digs will give students renewed pride in their school. Education experts say the move could also bring a bump to the school's flagging test scores, because better school buildings actually improve academic performance.

A Drain On Spirit And A Drain On Grades

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1:06pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Politics

Hickenlooper to Speak in Prime Time at DNC

Gov. Hickenlooper is considered a rising star in the national Democratic Party.
KUNC file photo

Governor John Hickenlooper is among a half dozen Coloradans scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week. 

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12:39pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Music News

Why We're Happy Being Sad: Pop's Emotional Evolution

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 1:48 pm

A less complicated time? Petula Clark holds her 1965 gold record for "Downtown," an uptempo song in a major key.
R. McPhedran Getty Images

Six years ago, Glenn Schellenberg decided to do an experiment.

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12:28pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Business

NASA Experts Come to Loveland to ‘Showcase’ Tech Transfer Effort

A building on the former Agilent campus, which is now known as the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology.
Grace Hood

Loveland is gearing up to host NASA officials at an Innovation and Technology Showcase event tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m.at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), formerly the Agilent Technologies campus.

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2:58pm

Mon September 3, 2012
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Time Tells Its Own Story: A Labor Day Fable

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 4:06 pm

The astronomer in me will tell you that summer officially ends on Sept. 22. That's the date of the Autumnal Equinox, the point in Earth's orbit where the hours of day and night are equal. That definition is fine for a scientific understanding of the cosmos, but when it comes to experience, we all know that summer really ends on Labor Day. And in that division between the ways we meter time (for science or business) and the way we actually live time, there is a Labor Day lesson we might keep close to our hearts all year long.

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