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The Denver teachers union will have a new president for the first time in 10 years  Chalkbeat Colorado

In a redo of a spring vote that was too close to call, Tiffany Choi comfortably defeated Henry Roman.



Denver proposes rebuilding a campus that was the site of a controversial school closure  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver school officials are exploring building a new high school in the Montbello neighborhood, but it won't be the comprehensive high school some community ...



Far northeast Denver gets campus upgrades, but not the traditional high school some want  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver students who return this fall to the five small schools on the Montbello campus will find a refurbished library with a dedicated librarian — something they ...



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

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over into a heated debate ...



East Student Caught in Chaos Rips DPS Over Denver Teachers' Strike  Westword

A student at East High School takes Denver Public Schools to task for chaos spawned by the 2019 Denver teachers' strike.



Mixed results after more than a decade of school improvement efforts in Denver, report says  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Denver school district is known nationally for ambitious reform efforts aimed at boosting its lowest-performing schools. But the results have been mixed, with ...



Lindsay rebuilding the Far Northeast football community  9News.com KUSA

Head coach Tony Lindsay Sr. is returning to his community in hopes of rebuilding the football program into the state's powerhouse.



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 ...



One-time Denver school board president won't run again for an open seat  Chalkbeat Colorado

Three seats on the seven-member Denver school board are up for grabs in November, including the at-large seat Nate Easley was considering.



DPS coaches forced to make difficult decisions during teacher strike  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- On Monday morning, two Denver wrestling coaches hit the picket lines. Mike Laurita joined his colleagues at Thomas Jefferson High School.



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 ...



Here's what picketing outside Denver schools might look like — and how police and the district plan to handle it  Chalkbeat Colorado

If Denver teachers do indeed strike, the morning scenes outside schools could be dramatic: lines of educators chanting and waving picket signs, substitutes ...



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.



Young strike captain wants to unseat longtime Denver teacher union president  Chalkbeat Colorado

On the heels of a three-day teacher strike that resulted in big changes in how Denver educators are paid, a young teacher who was a leader during the strike is ...



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.



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 ...



Former Denver school board president Nate Easley may run again for an open seat  Chalkbeat Colorado

One-time Denver school board president Nate Easley, who stepped down from the board in 2013, said he is strongly considering running again this fall.



Rising test scores and dwindling trust: Denver's Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy  Chalkbeat Colorado

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 ...



Sterling High School teacher to receive Lifetime Educator of the Year award  Journal Advocate

A Sterling High School teacher is being honored at the state level. Dr. Jamie Johnson, business teacher and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) advisor ...



Man dead following shooting in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood Sunday  The Denver Post

A man shot near the intersection of Titan Court and Titan Way in the Montbello neighborhood Sunday afternoon has died, Denver Police say. The department is ...



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. This is the 56th class to be inducted. The Hall of ...



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 ...



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 ...



Armed with tamales in the battle for Denver schools  SocialistWorker.org

The labor movement can learn something about solidarity from the immigrant women who made tamales for striking teachers.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



From forest preschools to a secret apology, here are Chalkbeat Colorado's must-read stories of 2018  Chalkbeat Colorado

We spend a lot of time at Chalkbeat chasing the news to keep our readers informed about controversial policy changes, fast-moving debates, and late-breaking ...



Antwan Wilson no longer working as a consultant for Denver Public Schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Antwan Wilson, who was forced to resign this year as head of Washington, D.C. schools, is no longer working as a consultant for the Denver school district.



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 ...



Officials think bombs at Columbine High School were planted during prom  The Denver Post

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on April 24, 1999. It has been republished for the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting and ...



School principals need supervisors, too. But in Denver, most haven't been in the role for long.  Chalkbeat Colorado

In the past few years, several of the supervisors have left Denver Public Schools to take top positions elsewhere.



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

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 ...



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 ...



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.



Q&A – Wes Dawg is the Underdog in Denver's Rap Scene  303 Magazine

Wes Dawg doesn't get his name from random slang or what's trending online — he's been Wes Dawg since he was five years old when his parents gave him the ...



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.



Seen: Lifesaving tales at the Red Cross Heroes Soiree  The Denver Post

On March 3, 2018, 72-year-old Dan Smoker was climbing on Castle Rock with his teenage grandson, Eli, when he slipped and tumbled downhill, sustaining ...



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 ...



Gentrification is changing Denver's schools. This initiative aims to do something about it.  Chalkbeat Colorado

A citywide effort to review how rapid gentrification is changing Denver's public schools — and come up with ideas to combat the most pernicious effects — kicked ...



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 ...



Denver basketball prodigy Thomas develops at Eastern prep school  Denver Post

The memory of the blur isn't blurred; it's focused and crisp in the mind of Greg Willis, the image of the basketball player whisking downcourt like Magic.



PHOTOS: The Columbine High School shooting and the community that came together in its wake  The Denver Post

On April 20, 1999, two students, cloaked in black trench coats and armed with guns and pipe bombs, opened fire at Columbine High School, killing 15 people, ...



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 ...



Denver Expands Choice and Charters: Elected school board employs portfolio strategy to lift achievement  EducationNext

David Osborne discussed how school choice is changing in Denver on the EdNext Podcast. The first class to graduate from Denver School of Science and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



MiDian Holmes on Why She's Leaving DPS Board After Child Abuse Reports  Westword

Update: In a previous post on view below about revelations that newly appointed Denver School Board member MiDian Holmes had a previous child-abuse ...



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 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.



Five Points Jazz Festival reveals 2018 lineup, honorees, full schedule  The Denver Post

Claire Fialka, 5, sits on her baby sitter Lily Berger's shoulders while dancing to Paa Kow perform on the Main Stage during the Jazz Festival Saturday, May 20, ...



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 ...



Keys to winning: Far Northeast Warriors at Fossil Ridge  The Coloradoan

The Fossil Ridge football team is aiming for its sixth win, the most in a season since moving up to Class 5A.



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 ...



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 ...



Denver police roll out new lowrider designed by students  Denver Post

It has everything a traditional squad car does, but it's the details that make it pop — or drop. The Denver Police Department unveiled its new lowrider car ...



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 ...



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 ...



Davidson: Delta Eta Boule’s Denim & Dazzle Gala aids young Denver scholars  Denver Post

The sparkle that surrounds Denim & Dazzle isn't confined to the rhinestones and sequins that are wardrobe staples for the women attending this annual gala put ...



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