In recent posts I have argued for a more nuanced approach to evaluating school performance in Pueblo. I also illustrated the strong negative State-wide correlation between % students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and Math TCAP scores. It's clear to me that student household income plays a very important...

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In my initial post on the topic of TCAP scores I pointed out that Pueblo District 60 Schools (D60) have more students who qualify for Free Lunch than the total number of students in all of Pueblo County District 70 (D70). I also said D60 has a more difficult task not only due to the fact that they are a much larger...

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In recent editorials the Pueblo Chieftain has been singing the praises of Pueblo District 70 Schools (D70) and, in parallel both implicitly and explicitly, criticizing Pueblo District 60 (D60) for failure to achieve similar TCAP testing results. I needed a good set of data for my Statistics classroom so I decided to...

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I teach business statistics at CSU-Pueblo and at the beginning of classes this year I asked my students to complete a brief survey. I'm using the results to demonstrate a few basic concepts in class as familiar data seems to improve conceptual comprehension. One of the questions I asked in the survey was, "What...

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John Seme: A True Pueblo Hero

Posted in Pueblo by  •  August 6, 2014

Pueblo is known as the Home of Heroes, referring to Pueblo's four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. Here's a brief tribute to one of Pueblo's mightiest unsung heroes. During my time at Centennial High School I was lucky enough to become friends with John Seme. After high school, John became involved in...

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Here's a map I produced to help illustrate some of the neighborhood characteristics of the Pueblo Real Estate market. In a recent post I produced a partition of Pueblo Neighborhoods based on Census geography. I don't yet have the census polygons embedded in TerraSeer's interactive mapping system but they should arrive...

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The Apprentice

Posted in Business, Education, Geography, Pueblo by  •  July 8, 2014

The last person I want to emulate is Donald Trump but I'm in the market for an Apprentice. Through my blog I hear from dozens of recent graduates who are looking for an opportunity to gain experience in the GIS industry. Well, here's your chance. This is a very unique proposition; it won't work for everyone....

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Lapel Pin Collection

Posted in Uncategorized by  •  July 7, 2014

I was invited to speak at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater last fall. It was a lot of fun. Beautiful campus, great people. Hopefully the students enjoyed my talk about GIS Careers. The morning of my talk I walked to the bookstore and bought a small University lapel pin. I thought it would be nice to show some...

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