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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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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's Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy  Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg smiles as he checks out the new lights on the football field at the Montbello campus earlier this month.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Denver teachers' strike: Day one summary  KRDO

The first day of the Denver teachers' strike ended Monday with teachers more determined than ever to demand better compensation while the school district's ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

These are stories we think are important and insightful, and that we enjoyed reporting and writing. We hope you enjoy reading them.



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.



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.



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

We offered space. We allowed students to protest thoughtfully. We hugged. I was proud to be a part of it.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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

Rayne Macias, of Fairview High, and Jason Segovia, hug as they walk down the street with protesting Boulder High students. morning to protest the (Cliff ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Anxious eyes on Denver’s far-northeast region as school starts  Denver Post

Classes began Wednesday at 11 new schools in Denver's far-northeast region — and community eyes are on all of them, waiting to see whether sweeping ...



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, ...



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 ...



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

The sound of Montbello High School's drum line boomed over the normal hustle and bustle of downtown Tuesday morning as people of many nations ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hillary Clinton visits injection molding manufacturer in Colorado  Plastics Today

Earlier this week, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Intertech Plastics, the largest custom injection molding manufacturer in Colorado.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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