There will be no in-person classes at South High School through December, students and parents learned Thursday evening.

News & Commentary

UPDATED: DSST Noel vote: Will data prevail?

UPDATED: The Denver school board has decided to postpone its vote on allowing a DSST Rachel Noel High School to open next year. District officials worked this week with board members and DSST leadership to craft a compromise, but were unable to come up with a solution. An agreement satisfactory to all seemed a distant prospect at best.

DPS board poised to reject DSST Noel High School

In yet another move away from school choice for families, the Denver Public Schools board signaled Monday that it is likely to reject the opening next year of a previously approved DSST charter high school.

Board’s vague, data-free superintendent evaluation serves no one well

The recently released school board evaluation of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova is a vague document that sheds light on little more than board members' divisions over her future.

Two rising seniors reflect on a strange year

Last March, with classes, SAT prep and other stresses, we needed a break. Little did we know how long it would last, and how disruptive it would be.

New innovation schools, policy changes shelved until 2021

Denver Public Schools is proposing a one year pause on approval of new innovation schools and zones, as well as any possible changes to how innovation plans get adopted.

Schools, funder getting creative with outdoor learning space, pod

A local foundation is paying for large event tents for outdoor classrooms at three Park Hill elementary schools, as well as a learning pod for low-income kids from three other schools in northeast Denver.

Quickhits

Listening recommendation: Nice White Parents

The "Nice White Parents" podcast tells truths that will make you cringe.

Schoales: DPS board position on pandemic pods “remarkable for arrogance”

Van Schoales, president of education advocacy group A+ Colorado, calls out the Denver school board for its recent letter to the community criticizing parent-organized "pandemic pods" for learning.

CPR: Teachers anxious about resuming school

Colorado Public Radio's website has a long story this morning based on a review of school district teacher surveys. Teachers are anxious and in some cases feel as though their input was overlooked, or collected too late.

Hess: Are teachers unions overplaying their hands?

Amid the muddle messaging around reopening schools, teachers unions across the country are often proving inflexible in their approach, acting more as obstacles than thought partners, Rick Hess argues in a well-reasoned column. 

DPS delays in-person school until mid-October — at earliest

Denver Public Schools today joined several other large metro are districts and decided not to open its schools to in-person learning through at least Oct. 16.