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Denver Public Schools
End of the line
2 days ago
Roots Elementary, a small Denver charter school with big ideas, will close this spring
“Our school was hit particularly hard this year by low enrollment," says a letter to supporters from Roots leaders.
October 30, 2018
Denver teacher whose students love her ‘crazy projects’ wins Colorado Teacher of the Year
“We learn so much, but it’s so fun,” said Stefan Fry, 9, a student in her class.
October 26, 2018
Wanted in Denver: Visionary change agent, open-minded, personable, culturally authentic and politically savvy. (Good listener a must.)
The Denver school board faces the tough task of finding a leader who can satisfy the sometimes contradictory expectations of staff, parents, students and advocates.
October 19, 2018
Two more Denver schools win additional freedom from district rules
The schools will create a new “innovation zone,” bringing the district’s number of quasi-autonomous zones to three.
End of an era
October 18, 2018
Rising test scores and dwindling trust: Denver’s Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy
However, even his harshest detractors agree that if nothing else, he was driven.
October 16, 2018
Closure is still an option, but a new approach will let struggling Denver schools make their case
The changes mean the board will have more options and more discretion.
October 16, 2018
In Colorado’s high-poverty schools, many teachers are just starting their careers
The percentage of Colorado’s teachers in their first or second year in the classroom is among the highest in the nation. That has consequences for students and teachers.
2018 SPF ratings
October 12, 2018
Fewer Denver schools earn top ratings as the district raises the bar for quality
Now, to get the district's highest ratings, schools need to show that more of their students can read, write, and do math at grade level.
October 11, 2018
Teachers getting better under Tennessee’s controversial evaluation system, says new analysis
Measurable benefits for both students and teachers have come out of the system since 2011, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.
October 9, 2018
Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools
Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could pose challenges for students, educators, and schools.
October 4, 2018
What Denver parents, students, and teachers said they want in the next superintendent
“We need a superintendent that has lived through a lot of the experiences of our kids.”
blue ribbon schools
October 1, 2018
These five Colorado schools won the nation’s top education honor
The U.S. Department of Education recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
September 27, 2018
Retiree named interim leader of Denver district as superintendent search continues
His first day as interim will be Oct. 20, and he will serve until a permanent superintendent starts.
September 25, 2018
She was principal at a struggling Denver charter. Now she teaches at the school that replaced it.
Cesar Chavez Academy and Rocky Mountain Prep worked together to try to make the transition smooth.
September 11, 2018
As 4-year-old preschool programs become the norm, Denver looks to reach 3-year-olds next
The Denver Preschool Program's new spending on 3-year-old classrooms fits with a growing recognition that such investments amplify the impact of 4-year-old preschool programs.
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