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.
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.
If the Denver school board turns down a request from DSST to open a Rachel Noel High School next year, it will be ignoring data, and one member will be at best fudging on his word from 11 months ago, when he was running for office.
The 6-1 vote masks significant divisions on the board and, more importantly, indefinitely delays the development of any kind of new accountability system parents can use to figure out which schools would work best for their children.
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.
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.
A good article by Elizabeth Hernandez in The Denver Post today about the additional challenges faced by the state’s English language learners as districts have transitioned to online learning in the Covid-19 era.