This week's Colorado Department of Education data release on 2020 graduation rates carries an unfortunate whiff of spin and happy-talk at a time when we should instead be trying to assess the impacts the pandemic has had on student learning.
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Students of color in Denver Public Schools choose fully remote learning at twice the rate of white students, raising questions about whether the pandemic will widen already large opportunity gaps.
Images of hate-fueled extremists marauding through the U.S. Capitol help highlight how narrow and in some ways trivial the divisions on education policy are in Denver. Surely we can find ways to come together, or at least keep our disagreements civil.
Alece Montez, DPS' Associate Chief for Family and Community Engagement, discusses how the district will use new tools during the superintendent search to improve the district's spotty record on engaging the community in important decisions.
Denver charter and innovation zone schools actually gained enrollment this school year as district-run schools lost students.
The Denver school board approved a resolution Thursday evening allowing DSST’s Noel High School to open next summer, a move forced on the reluctant body last month by the State Board of Education.
Anyone who has been around the district for a number of years knows that DPS’ history of failed community engagement efforts is long and unfortunate. Let's hope that is about to change.
In an effort to alleviate the disruption and rising tide of food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Colorado Food Cluster (CFC), a group of community organizations, is joining forces to deliver “Enrich-Kits” which include 7 days worth of free, nutritious meals every week to thousands of students.