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Denver has 1 administrator for every 7.5 instructional staff — far above state average  Chalkbeat Colorado

While Denver has always had more administrators than the statewide average, data show the district has gotten more top-heavy over time.



Local teams back at it  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The local high school winter sports teams will have another busy time this weekend.La Junta basketballFor the second week in a row, the La Junta High School ...



Colorado High School Coaches Association to honor 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees  Journal Advocate

The Colorado High School Coaches Association is proud to announce its Hall of Fame class for the year 2019.



A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school in far northeast Denver boils over  Chalkbeat Colorado

Everything we do is threatened by the idea of opening a new high school in the far northeast."



Debate over charter, innovation schools front-and-center at recent DPS board meetings  9News.com KUSA

Community members have said at meetings they are concerned that charter and innovation schools are the only option for many students.



Rising test scores and dwindling trust: Denver Public Schools chief Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy  The Denver Post

Tom Boasberg paused on his way out of the elementary school and held his phone to his mouth. The October sky was growing darker, and the Denver ...



Denver’s Montbello High School ready to graduate last class  The Denver Post

Brianna Knight and Rathana Preap, like most high school seniors, are excited for graduation. But they expect a few more bittersweet feelings amongst their ...



DPS Celebrates Largest Graduating High School Class In History  CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4)– As students head back to school this month, Denver Public Schools is celebrating its largest graduating high school class in history.



Controversial Denver Public Schools Consultant Contract Canceled  CBS Denver

By Mark Ackerman. DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools says it has parted ways with Antwan Wilson, a former DPS employee who was recently brought ...



Antwan Wilson being paid up to $60,000 to consult for Denver Public Schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Denver school district is paying former administrator Antwan Wilson as much as $60,000 to be a part-time consultant for 12 weeks to help to build a strategic ...



Bennet and Boasberg: Denver schools needed big changes, and the work isn't nearly done  Chalkbeat Colorado

The two men responsible for guiding Denver schools through dramatic changes over the last 13 years shared the same stage Friday and said their decisions to ...



Colorado school resource officers are part teacher, part counselor, part cop — and part prison guard, critics say  The Denver Post

School Resources Officers are seen as helping keep schools safe and students out of trouble. But others say SROs contribute to more school explusions for ...



Montbello campus getting $8 million facelift  The Denver Post

The Montbello campus, which houses three schools in far northeast Denver, is getting an $8 million facelift that will improve its HVAC system. Currently, the ...



Jon Platt, Denver-raised music mogul, accepts award from Jay-Z  The Denver Post

Jon Platt, a Denver native who helped launch the careers of Kanye West, Drake and Snoop Dogg, received a philanthropic award in Los Angeles.



Forced out as DC chancellor, Antwan Wilson is back working in the Denver school district as a consultant  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Former Denver school leader Antwan Wilson, whose career took a sudden fall this year when he was forced to resign as Washington, D.C., schools chief amid ...



DPS pays consultant $60,000 to work for 3 months  9News.com KUSA

He'll be getting more than the average teacher in a time when educators are staging walkouts and protests to demand higher pay.



Far Northeast Warriors emerge from Montbello, include other schools  The Denver Post

The Far Northeast (FNE) Warriors boys basketball team is unlike any other in Colorado. The players, along with all of the student-athletes at the school, are part ...



Antwan Wilson, DC schools chancellor and former Denver educator, forced to resign  Chalkbeat Colorado

Antwan Wilson, a former Denver educator who served for the past year as chancellor of the high-profile Washington, D.C. school district, was forced to resign ...



Seawell: To Keep Moving Education Forward, Denver Needs a New Path Toward Equity for All Students and Families  The 74

Last month, the Gates Family Foundation hosted an education summit to ask the questions: What will it take for Denver to remain a leading-edge district for the ...



DPS decision to close schools was tough but necessary  The Denver Post

By closing three under-performing elementary schools, the school board refused to accept sub-par academic performance for any of Denver's children for a ...



RTD Director District B candidate Q&A  The Denver Post

The RTD Director District B race features Chris Martinez, Shontel Lewis and JoyAnn Keener Ruscha.



Denver school board OKs Montbello restructuring plan  Denver Post

Fiery speeches, impassioned pleas and heartfelt statements were aired for hours Thursday night before the Denver school board approved the largest school ...



Plan to reconfigure Montbello High draws emotional response  Denver Post

A plan to reconfigure Montbello High School and its feeder schools drew heavy criticism Tuesday night from parents and students at an all-community meeting ...



How my school embraced student protesters after Trump's win  Chalkbeat Colorado

Randall Duval is a 12th-grade language arts teacher and senior *content* leader at Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello High School.



Lincoln, Washington, Montbello students march in Denver to protest Ferguson  Colorado Public Radio

Students are protesting a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.



Former Denver schools administrator tapped to be DC schools chancellor  Chalkbeat Colorado

Antwan Wilson served as a principal, instructional superintendent and assistant superintendent in Denver.



New “education quarterback” organization to invest philanthropic dollars in Denver  Chalkbeat Colorado

A new education-focused philanthropic collaborative is aiming to launch in Denver this fall, and it's hired its first leader: Nate Easley, a Denver Public Schools ...



Students in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs walk out of class to protest Trump winning presidency  Chalkbeat Colorado

Dozens of high school students from Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs walked out of class Wednesday to protest Donald Trump's election as president of ...



Montbello Fights Back After Supermarkets Won't Build in Denver Neighborhood  Westword

In September 2016, we told you about attempts to convince a national grocery chain to build in Montbello, a diverse Denver neighborhood that qualifies as a ...



Five Cool Things in Montbello/Green Valley Ranch  Westword

Montbello and Green Valley Ranch: Never been there? The far-northeastern Denver districts out by the airport do seem to be worlds unto themselves, cut off ...



Denver Public School Enforces Mandatory Uniforms  TheDenverChannel.com

Many elementary and middle schools in Denver have it already, and now Montbello High School is starting its own uniform policy. That means all 1,500-plus ...



The new education reform lie: Denver is a cautionary tale, not a model, for urban school districts  Salon

Scott Gilpin works in advertising, so he's used to dealing with people in the promotions business. He's just not used to seeing them operating a local public ...



Northfield High School principal out after investigation into student discipline  Chalkbeat Colorado

Just two months into the school year, the principal of Denver's new Northfield High School resigned after a district investigation flagged issues with student ...



Five Points Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Lineup  Westword

Jazz enthusiasts look forward to Denver's Five Points Jazz Festival, a yearly tradition in the historic African-American neighborhood, and the 2018 lineup looks ...



Pioneer, one of Denver's first charter schools, to close after 17 years  Chalkbeat Colorado

Pioneer Charter School, one of the first charters in Denver, will close at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, its board decided recently.



Call for later high school start times falls flat in Denver Public Schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

A top administrator asked Denver high schools and sixth-12th grade campuses to institute a start time of 8 a.m. or later this year, but most students won't see any ...



Five issues to watch as Denver Public Schools students return to the classroom  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver Public Schools faces questions about equity, the makeup of its school board, the fate of a storied high school and more as the 2015-16 school year ...



Cleanup Day: Here's what you can drop off in Denver, Aurora  The Denver Channel

Several sites in each city will accept trash and yard waste for free.



CDC awards $6.5 million for study of youth violence in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood  Denver Post

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend $6.5 million in Denver's Montbello neighborhood to learn about adolescent violence and test ...



Montbello track star Fisher-Taylor keeps building on solid foundation  Denver Post

Although she is unusually talented, Kayla Fisher-Taylor did not exactly exude confidence the first time she set foot on the track at Montbello High School.



More changes on the way for southwest Denver schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

DPS plans to phase out Henry World Middle School and to bring a new school to Abraham Lincoln High School.



Denver mayoral candidate profile: Michael Hancock running on reputation, enthusiasm  Denver Post

Michael Hancock's mother, Charlene, grew used to her youngest son's serious face, his grave questions, as early as the toddler stage. At age 14, Michael ...



Battle over Smedley building highlights tension between choice, neighborhood schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Tensions are brewing over a Denver Public Schools proposal to expand a Montessori junior and senior high school program into a northwest Denver ...



In Denver school board race, a telling divide over what defines a “neighborhood school”  Chalkbeat Colorado

The dueling philosophies and semantics about neighborhood schools are a central narrative in the Denver school board election that will be decided Tuesday.



Prep legend a new mother, teacher  Denver Post

This isn't Magness Arena, where Nikki Weddle once played, or a WNBA arena, where she once dreamed of playing. It's the Hiawatha Davis Rec Center, the ...



Positive trends in Denver graduation, drop-out rates continue  Chalkbeat Colorado

As Denver Public Schools marked seven consecutive years of improved graduation rates last week, the city's education community celebrated the gains while ...



Why Denver Latino students are more segregated today than black students were before busing  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver Latino students are arguably more segregated in predominantly Latino schools than black students were in the pre-busing days.



Denver Police Unveil Low-Rider Cruiser  CBS Local

DENVER (CBS4) – A new Denver police low-rider car was unveiled at Elitch Gardens on Saturday as part of the city's recruitment program. The custom vehicle ...



New Stapleton high school opens old wounds  Chalkbeat Colorado

The construction of a new high school in Stapleton has sparked a showdown between the district and one of the city's most vocal community. It has drawn ...



Nine students to march aboard new direct flight from Denver to Tokyo  Denver Post

Nine drummers from Montbello High School will be aboard one of the first Boeing Dreamliner 787's to fly directly from Denver to Japan on June 11. Denver ...



How a Colorado court case could change how public schools everywhere serve students with special needs  Chalkbeat Colorado

The case originated with a complaint by the family of a Douglas County child with autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.



Former board member: Racial isolation persists in Denver schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Former DPS board member Laura Lefkowits shared research on the history of desegregation efforts in Denver Public Schools as the 20 year anniversary the ...



George Washington High prepares for more open IB  Chalkbeat Colorado

GW is moving forward with plans to introduce new pathways and open up its selective International Baccalaureate program for freshmen and sophomores.



Denver Turnaround Initiative Showing Achievement Gains  Education Week News

One year into an aggressive, expensive school turnaround initiative, some of Denver's lowest-performing public schools are showing marked academic ...



Denver pins high hopes on new leadership programs, incentives  Chalkbeat Colorado

“He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our *service* light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil.” That line from Charles Dickens' “A Christmas ...



DPS students continue to be heard on school discipline issue  Denver Post

They rallied to the cause of eliminating the “school-to-prison pipeline” — the contention that many students are being pushed out of school by unfair and ...



Teachers on do-not-hire list claim mistreatment by Denver Public Schools  Denver Post

When teacher Anike Sakariyawo was told this year that she would no longer work at Montbello High School, she found out she also was banned from working in ...



DPS shifting more special education duties to charter schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

DPS is in the midst of transferring a number of its centers for special education students to charter schools.



Denver City Council District 11: Far-northeast district fights disconnection, seeks opportunity  The Denver Post

MOBILE: Click to go to the Denver City Council Candidate Q&A page. Not that long ago, much of the Denver City Council's new District 11 was covered by fields.



Northfield's "IB for All" a dramatically new model for Denver high schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Northfield High School, which will open next August in Stapleton, will offer a rare mix: an International Baccalaureate program for all students, up to half of whom ...



DSST boosts long-term growth goal to 22 schools by 2021  Chalkbeat Colorado

DSST Public Schools is hoping to add eight additional new charter schools—four middle and four high schools—to its already-growing network in Denver by ...



The New Education Reform Lie: Why Denver Is a Warning Sign, Not a Model, for Urban School Districts  AlterNet

The rush to expand charters is hardly justified by the performance of the ones already in operation. Scott Gilpin works in advertising, so he's used to dealing with ...



Hip-hop 101: Adam Bradley is revolutionizing education...one rap at a time  Westword

"Where's Montbello at?" The imploring call echoes around the auditorium of Montbello High School. For the past half hour, the stage here has hosted a special ...



DPS to expand teacher leadership program  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver Public Schools is announcing plans this week to expand a teacher leadership program officials say marks a fundamental shift in the way school staffs ...



Theo Wilson, Award-Winning Slam Poet, Is Also an Activist Creating Community With Shop Talk Live  Westword

Theo Wilson, a true Renaissance Man, is an activist and artist who won a national slam-poetry contest. Now he's created a true salon with Shop Talk Live, his ...



Denver Public Schools "back to the drawing board" in search for Common Core-aligned curriculum  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver Public Schools officials say they are starting their search for curricular materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards in math and English ...



Northeast Denver elementary school to lose 'relentless' leader  Chalkbeat Colorado

Northeast Denver parents and teachers are demanding answers from Denver Public Schools after officials decided to replace the principal of their elementary ...



Colorado man claims controversial hacker-for-hire site HackersList.com  The Denver Post

EL PASO COUNTY — A southern Colorado man stepped out from behind a mysterious veil this week to claim responsibility for a controversial — and popular ...



University Prep on tap to run Pioneer charter in 2016-17  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Denver school board will vote tonight on a resolution acknowledging the Pioneer Charter School's decision not to renew its contract, which means the ...



Teacher sues Florence district for alleged promotion of religion  Chalkbeat Colorado

A teacher Tuesday filed suit against the Florence school district, claiming unconstitutional promotion of religion at the district's high school.



Denver boy murdered in confusion of gang cross-fire  Denver Post

Xavier Walker used to crack his older sister Brandis Patterson up. Xavier Walker, 16. [media-credit id=183 align=”alignleft” width=”160″][/media-credit] Xavier ...



Aurora park’s bench honors man who died there  Denver Post

After Sedrick Niblet died in Hoops Park, his friends set out to memorialize the young man. Their idea: rename the park he loved so much in his honor.



Three suspects held in slaying of Denver teen Reysean Abram  Denver Post

Reyniko Abram had been strict about letting her 13-year-old son go to house parties this summer, knowing they sometimes turn violent. But she reluctantly let ...



Combined residency programs promise a 'deep bench' of teachers for Colorado  Chalkbeat Colorado

In its first year, 130 teachers-in-residence will enroll in the joint program. The program should grow to 150 by the 2016-2017 school year.



Coaching model aims to help support teachers' thinking  Chalkbeat Colorado

"The belief is that every teacher has experiences they can draw on to support them in making their own decisions," said Sarah Baird, who is leading the district's ...



Darrent Williams teen center thriving six years after Broncos cornerback’s death  Denver Post

A beautiful bronze statue of Darrent Williams is near the entrance of the building. Inside, a colorful mural depicts Williams in his No. 27 Broncos jersey. Some of ...



At 86 percent, Tennessee's on-time high school graduation rate outpaces the nation, report says  Chalkbeat Colorado

The state's on-time high school graduation rate is outpacing the rest of the nation and moving steadily toward 90 percent by 2020, a report says.



Rebuffing city's plans, local education council offers its own vision for controversial Upper West Side rezoning  Chalkbeat New York

The Community Education Council in District 3 is pushing its own sweeping rezoning proposal to address overcrowding and integrate Upper West Side schools, ...



Blair Hubbard starts new challenge with Lutheran football  CHSAA Now

Perhaps no Colorado high school football coaching change this offseason was as major as Blair Hubbard leaving Faith Christian for Lutheran.



How much space does a school need? City agrees to tweak its answers  Chalkbeat Colorado

The city has agreed to tweak how it calculates the amount of available space in school buildings, which are often shared by multiple schools, education ...



Scenes from Chalkbeat's back-to-school event  Chalkbeat New York

About 135 teachers, education advocates, administrators, students, and friends gathered for Chalkbeat's back-to-school event on Tuesday night for conversation ...



Q&A: The high school teacher who turned her stories into a comedy show  Chalkbeat Colorado

Natasha Vaynblat learned a lot during her four-year career teaching English in a Manhattan and Brooklyn high school. A background in theater is as good as ...



Aurora City Council races heating up  The Denver Post

AURORA — Roads, future annexations and the fate of the dilapidated Regatta Plaza are the major issues facing the 12 candidates seeking to become members ...



Shelby County closes three Memphis schools, moves students from three others  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Board of Education for Shelby County Schools votes to close three low-performing schools and transfer students out of three others, impacting more than ...



Reddog Rudy's History of Chicano Lowrider Culture in Colorado Ahead of the Lowrider Tour  Westword

Reddog Rudy's grandmother gave him his first lowrider car, a 1969 Chevrolet Impala, when he was about to learn to drive at 15. The car is a classic, made ...



IPS challenge: Expanding successful Project Restore  Chalkbeat Indiana

Training administrators and teachers to take ownership of Project Restore is the next step in making sure the program continues to be a success. There's no plan ...



New online student registration kicks off at Shelby County Schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Eleven-year-old Roxanna Vasquez huddled with her family around a computer during the online student registration kickoff event Monday at the Shelby County ...



Noel Ginsburg on Why He's Running for 2018 Colorado Governor  Westword

Noel Ginsburg, a successful Denver manufacturer whose decades of public *service* work have mostly taken place behind the scenes, is running as a Democrat ...



After pushback, Bronx charter replaced with D75 school in co-location plan  Chalkbeat Colorado

Updated — The city has scrapped a charter school co-location plan that nearly made it to a final vote, after significant pushback from the other school involved ...



How a few school-support groups created under Bloomberg survived Fariña's overhaul  Chalkbeat Colorado

Several privately run school-support groups will continue under Fariña, but some are poised to play a bigger role than others.



Denver Urban Spectrum Newspaper To Honory 25 Black Women  BlackNews.com

Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper will host a four-day slate of community events, culminating with a black tie awards dinner honoring 25 women who hail from ...



Colorado Department of Corrections' New Prison-Gang Program Draws From Inmates  Westword

Over much of the past decade, several inmates in a Colorado prison developed a series of revolutionary programs that challenged the way most correctional ...



New Nashville-based alternative teacher education program seeks state approval  Chalkbeat Colorado

An education advocacy group founded by former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is waiting for state approval to establish Nashville Teacher Residency, a program to ...



Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote  Chalkbeat Colorado

The concerns and occasional hostility voiced at the hearings offer a reminder of the discord that can come from the city's policy of co-locating schools, even as ...



Highbridge Green School students present a project their parents helped design  Chalkbeat New York

Our recent story about the Highbridge Green School highlighted a unique collaboration between parents and teachers, who worked together to plan an English ...



Open meetings initiative could have unintended side benefit to unions  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Independence Institute is no fan of teachers' unions, so some observers find it interesting that an institute-driven ballot measure might have the side effect of ...



In a Bronx English class, new standards and a centuries-old poem converge  Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat observes a lesson at M.S. 244 in the Bronx, where Catherine Miller pushes her sixth-grade students to borrow beneath the surface of a 16th-century ...



Chalkbeat Roundtable: Should parents have a say in curriculum?  Chalkbeat New York

After a Chalkbeat story highlighted a collaboration between parents and teachers at the Highbridge Green School, six teachers, parent coordinators, and parents ...



Here's the full text of Fariña's speech marking her first 100 days  Chalkbeat New York

Chancellor Carmen Fariña marked her first 100 days as schools chancellor with a lengthy speech at Teachers College on Saturday. Our full take on the speech ...



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