A DSST at Noel Middle School parent and staff member describes how the school board's decision Thursday to delay the high school damages a thriving community. And the divisive comments by a couple of board members rubbed salt in the wound.
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The Denver school board will vote tonight to delay the opening of the DSST Noel High School for a year, potentially leaving 161 eighth-graders without a high school they had been expecting.
The Denver school board's focus on Black excellence is important, but looks two-faced when board members are ignoring the Black excellence at a Far Northeast Denver charter school.
There is no need to mince words: Remote learning has failed the children who need it most. Districts must pivot immediately or be held to account for their failure.
Let's cut to the chase: The likely refusal to allow a new DSST high school to open next year is all about the adults.
The annual October count, which helps determine state funding of school districts, is a good time to take stock of how engaged or disengaged kids are in learning during the pandemic.
There will be no in-person classes at South High School through December, students and parents learned Thursday evening.