Today’s bargaining session between DPS and its teachers union will be streamed live, for those who like to observe sausage-making.
It became clear Monday that Denver Public Schools budget cuts are gong to reach into every corner of the district.
The vote to remove police officers from Denver Public Schools was unanimous, but opinion in the principal ranks is sharply divided.
In the wake of the George Floyd murder and sustained, impassioned protests against racist policing practices, Denver Public Schools is on the cusp of ending a longstanding agreement to host “School Resource Officers” in some of its buildings.
Two school leaders who served on the Reimagine SPF committee for Denver Public Schools offer a counterpoint to a recent column that was critical of some of the committee’s recommendations
Even more budget pain, and more grueling decisions, may lie ahead for DPS.
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis is causing monster problems for Colorado’s public sector pension system, which funds, among other thing, the retirements of public educators.
The Denver teachers union is pressuring the school board to rush a vote that could gut innovation schools, prompting more than 40 innovation school leaders to urge a focus instead on the needs of children and their families until the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Based on new state revenue projections, the district could face up ta 10 percent –$104 million — revenue drop this fiscal year. Previously, the worst case was a 5 percent drop, totaling $61 million.
Some blend of remote and in-person learning looks likely for the foreseeable future in DPS, Chalkbeat’s Melanie Asmar reports.