We sent a team of six down to tour and spend the entire day at the Stapleton campus. Denver School of Science and Technology offers in depth tours of their facilitiy and the experience is truly worthwhile. Several charter schools, teachers, and professionals joined us. We also had a chance to have lunch with a friend that sits on the board and glean organizational insights from the visioning perspective. This school mission is top notch. Denver School of Science and Technology
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Here is a great article from DOE about lags in science in US students. Discussion ties back to PISA study of 15 year olds.

Excerpt from article: U.S. 15-year-olds ranked 25th among peers from 34 countries on a math test and
scored in the middle in science and reading, while China's Shanqhai topped the charts on an
international assessment released Dec. 7 2010.

Bloomberg.com