Finding the Source of Creativity
Creativity. Where does it come from? Some individuals produce their best work after enduring extreme or extended hardship. Some are not appreciated for the effort until after their death. Many produce innovative works and are never recognized. Creative results, in any arena, stem from inspiration, motivation and passion…and a deep personal belief in one’s self that overpowers all other circumstances. Read more
Funding public schools in Colorado
School districts receive revenue from local property taxes and ownership taxes. For example, when you purchase a car, part of the cost collected for license plates is earmarked for public schools. Property taxes support services provided within the county that the property is located, with a significant portion designated for public schools. During an economic downturn, foreclosures and decreases in consumer spending have an immediate impact on how much school funding will be available from local sources. Read more
Guest blogger – Chocolate Crisis Center
Under the psuedonym Dr. Karen “Coco” Carlsberg, I provide occassional blog postings for the Chocolate Crisis Center, located in Denver, CO.
Exploring Educational Opportunities with Open Source
Funding for technology in K-12 public schools is limited. The cost to install and maintain infrastructure and hardware alone is enough to diminish resources. The cost of licensing and upgrading software adds to the burden of funding the education for a generation of 21st century students. In the field of education, where funding is often inadequate, options for improving student achievement can be increased through the use of Open Source software. Read more