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Instead Of 'Bachelor's Or Bust,' Should It Just Be A Path To Any College Degree?

August 31, 2017 by Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public RadioAt the same time, Colorado employers do need workers for jobs that don't require a four-year degree — and pay a good salary. By 2020, the state says it will need more than 70 percent of ... Then a Montbello High student, Jordon Jones-Potts' plans for ...

Humble road from Montbello to Louisiana has helped shape Paul Millsap. So has the family of the newest Nuggets star.

July 15, 2017 by The Denver Post

The Denver PostShe had moved from Louisiana 11 years earlier, in the late 1980s, and settled in Montbello, just outside the heart of Denver. Her second-oldest son, Paul, quickly developed an affinity for football and became a middle school quarterback. But Bettye ...

Paul Millsap grateful to return to his childhood home, Montbello

July 14, 2017 by Mile High Sports

Mile High SportsShe kept the family in Montbello until Paul turned 12, then the family moved to Ruston, Louisiana for his high school and college years, however, Paul said he kept Denver in his heart the entire time. This was the sole reason he decided against having ...

Denver feels like home for Paul Millsap

July 13, 2017 by Boulder Daily Camera

The three-year, $90 million contract Millsap signed Thursday before meeting with the media at the Montbello Recreation Center — only 2 miles from his childhood neighborhood — makes him the highest-paid athlete in the history of Colorado professional ...

PHOTOS: Denver celebrates World Refugee Day

June 21, 2017 by The Colorado Independent

The Colorado IndependentParticipants danced to the beat of Montbello High School's drum line and held signs welcoming refugees. They prayed together for ... Since 1980, he said, Colorado has welcomed more than 57,000 refugees from dozens of countries. Photographer Daniel ...

Drums, dances, prayers of people from many nations celebrate World Refugee Day

June 20, 2017 by The Denver Post

The Denver PostA small crowd gathered on the west steps of the Capitol holding signs on June 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado to celebrate World Refugee Day. Millions of people around the globe observed World Refugee Day when ... The sound of Montbello High School's drum ...

Denver school board picks district-run programs to take over low-performing schools

June 20, 2017 by Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat ColoradoOther board members also praised STRIVE, which currently operates 11 schools in the city. But they noted the high level of community support for the Montbello Children's Network, including the blessing of a community group assembled to review the ...

Montbello campus getting $8 million facelift

February 8, 2017 by The Denver Post

The Denver PostJustin Walker helps students work through a problem during a seventh grade biology class at the Montbello Campus in Denver, Colorado on January 30, 2017. The Montbello campus, formerly Montbello High School, is about to undergo an $8 million facelift ...

'Not my president:' Denver students walk out of school to protest Trump election

November 11, 2016 by Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat Colorado... to Trump. On Wednesday, students from Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in far northeast Denver marched to the former Montbello High School. Students in other cities, including Boulder and Colorado Springs, have held similar demonstrations.

Denver-Boulder high school students walk out of class in Trump protest

November 9, 2016 by The Denver Channel

The Denver ChannelSome Boulder High School students told Denver7 that they felt the protests shouldn't have been held during school hours. In Denver, Montbello High School students followed Boulder in protest. The Denver students marched from Martin Luther King ...

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

November 9, 2016 by Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat ColoradoDozens of high school students from Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs walked out of class Wednesday to protest Donald Trump's election as president of the United States. The students who took to streets and sidewalks come from ... A Denver Public ...

Some Colorado students protest after Donald Trump victory

November 9, 2016 by The Denver Post

The Denver PostSeveral students at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver also walked out of class and headed to the former campus for Montbello High School, which now houses several schools, including Noel Community Arts School. The assembly at Noel helped ...

Denver school board approves $628 million bond and mill package, new charter schools

June 17, 2016 by Chalkbeat Colorado

Chalkbeat ColoradoThe board did not approve one other school that applied: The Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Colorado. The Florida-based school is affiliated with Miami rapper Pitbull, and its model provides high school students with internships in fields ...

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

June 16, 2016 by Salon

SalonTo replace Taylor, the board picked MiDian Holmes who, according to Chalkbeat Colorado, is "an active member in the school reform advocacy group Stand for Children," a pro-charter organization that has made large donations to school board candidates ...

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

June 15, 2016 by AlterNet

AlterNetIn that effort, Brown contends, there was widespread belief money would go toward paying for either a new traditional comprehensive public high school in Northeast Denver or for a substantial renovation of the existing Montbello High School. In 2009 ...

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