Students at Manitou Middle School. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Beyond test scores: Colorado experiments create alternatives for rating schools

These pilot programs would supplement, not replace regular state ratings, which are primarily based on student performance on standardized tests

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan

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On militarized landscapes in Colorado and beyond, can we successfully preserve both history and environment?

In "Bombs Away," the author examines sites like Rocky Flats and Hanford in search of ways restoration can "honor the sacrifices demanded of both nature and culture"