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DPS board approves pay for new, reelected members

A divided Denver school board voted Thursday to pay incoming and future board members for their service.

Staffing shortages growing in Denver Public Schools

Some 217 DPS employees are out of compliance with vaccine mandates, and if they're let go, they’ll be tacked onto the already existing 42 bus driver openings, 96 food service openings and 525 teacher and paraprofessional openings.

Vanquished candidates assess DPS’ future

Karolina Villagrana and Gene Fashaw, who lost tight races, reflect on the future of Denver Public Schools under a 7-0, teachers union-backed board.

Candidate forum focuses on new equity report findings

A Denver-based youth activist group invited the 12 candidates running for four seats on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education to Montbello High School last week to hear how they plan to provide a more equitable education for Black, Brown and Indigenous students. The basis for the group’s questions was a research report put together by several local advocacy groups.

UPDATED: Denver school board candidate Esserman’s campaign paying incumbent Tay Anderson for consulting

A consulting business set up by Denver school board member Tay Anderson in mid-August has received $5,000 over the past two months from the campaign of at-large school board candidate Scott Esserman, records show.

Tay Anderson pushes pay for future Denver school board members

The basic issue, some board members said, is one of fairness and equity. Board service is out of reach to people who lack leisure time and means to put in what amounts to almost full-time hours for what is now a volunteer position.

Denver school board candidates break little new ground in latest forum

More than 200 people tuned in on Tuesday night to hear a conversation between the Colorado League of Charter Schools, the Aurora-based African Leadership Group, community members and 11 candidates for the Denver Public Schools board of education.

DPS board candidates make their points in streamed forum

Twelve of the 13 candidates running for four spots on the seven-member Denver Public Schools board sat with representatives of the Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and local journalists Wednesday night to talk about their visions for public education in Denver communities, in a live-streamed event.

Candidate-Community Q&A: At-large (citywide)

This is the fourth in a series of four posts featuring unedited videos of Denver Board of Education candidates answering questions posed to them by community members. This installment focuses on the at-large, citywide race.

Candidate-Community Q&A: Southwest Denver District 2

This is the third in a series of four posts featuring unedited videos of Denver Board of Education candidates answering questions posed to them by community members. This installment focuses on SouthwestDenver's District 2.

Candidate-Community Q&A: Northeast Denver District 4

This is the second in a series of four posts featuring unedited videos of Denver Board of Education candidates answering questions posed to them by community members. This installment focuses on Northeast Denver's District 4.

Candidate-Community Q&A: Central Denver District 3

Boardhawk is launching its election coverage with these video interviews of board candidates. We encouraged community members to come up with questions on relevant issues, and to ask them on video. We also invited all candidates to be recorded offering their responses, and allowed them to answer at the length they felt was appropriate. This week: Central Denver District 3 candidates Carrie Olson and Mike DeGuire.

Community members welcome new DPS superintendent with open arms, watchful eyes

More than 50 parents of Denver Public Schools students and other education advocates brought a variety of concerns and suggestions o the district’s new superintendent, Alex Marrero, when he met and greeted them at the campus of Kepner Beacon Middle School earlier this week.

Advocacy groups urge DPS board to be transparent on catch-up plans

"This Board has conducted virtually no public discussion during this pivotal time on how the infusion of dollars will be spent. How can the district be strategic about spending this funding if we still don’t know how students are doing at each school across the city?"

DPS, others employ differing strategies for summer catch-up

Some districts, zones or individual schools, appear to be doing more with federal pandemic funding in the short term for students than others. Others plan to use funds to enhance school-year programs aimed at catching up students who have fallen behind.

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