Christopher was a student of mine a few years back. Can’t wait to see the finished project. Looks awesome!
The high school will begin offering an advanced-placement environmental science course next fall. Based on demand elsewhere in California, district officials expect it to be popular—more than 15,000 public school students enrolled in the class in 2008-09.
Although there is a consensus among scientists, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, that global climate change exists, the board of education said the topic is controversial enough to require a change in the district’s policy.
The new class will be the first for which district teachers must prove political balance to the school board.
And kinda inappropriate, but if you’ve have some difficulty explaining Japan’s nuclear crisis to your five year old, here’s this fun video. (I’m only posting videos for the time being.)
Oh, and there’s also this nuclear timeline from Gizmodo.
Here are some good links for the past few days:
- Climate Threatens Species at Every Altitude
- Apparently, tests serve more than just a testing function. (For realz? Why do we fund this stuff?)
- Colorado Republicans have voted against school breakfast programs because, well, Kent Lambert puts it best: “As a family guy myself with children and grandchildren, I take a very strong responsibility to earn money to feed my own family.” Good thinking, Kent.
- There’s a new show on Portland that seems easily to be applicable to Boulder as well.
- Here are the 20 best nicknames in yesterday’s massive mafia bust.
- A photo of Shanghai in 1990 vs 2010.
- And finally, why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period.