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DPS board approves 2021 opening for DSST Noel high school

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.

Latino leaders ask board for seat at table, for kids’ sake

"A public engagement process must be designed by a diverse community group, including representatives from the Latino community, that gives credence to all DPS stakeholders that it will be open and transparent."

14 female ex-board members blast DPS board for treatment of Cordova

Fourteen women who served on the Denver Board of Education between the 1970s and 2019 have written an open letter excoriating the current school board for treating outgoing Superintendent Susana Cordova so badly that she saw no option but to leave the district where she has worked her entire professional career.

State Board of Education slams, overrules DPS on DSST Noel high school

In an emphatic rebuke to the Denver Public Schools board, the Colorado State Board of Education Thursday ordered DPS to reconsider its decision to delay the opening of DSST Noel High School until 2022.

Senior leadership exodus continues at DPS

Five days after Superintendent Susana Cordova announced her resignation from Denver Public Schools, two members of her senior leadership team are following her out the door.

UPDATED: Groups urge board to focus on community, not politics in superintendent search

Speakers at a Sunday press conference paid tribute to Susana Cordova’s compassion, her focus on community concerns, and her deep roots in the city and the district. They said Cordova fell victim to politics and wasn’t given a fair shot by at least some members of the school board.

Susana Cordova leaving Denver; reaction pours in

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova is leaving to take a deputy superintendent position in Dallas. Her short (less than two years) tenure was marked by a 'flipped' board that constrained her authority, and a global pandemic that posed unprecedented challenges.

Board resolution delays Noel high school until 2022; DSST objects

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.

From A+ Colorado: As October count starts, how many students are disengaged?

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.

At South High, no in-person classes through December

There will be no in-person classes at South High School through December, students and parents learned Thursday evening.

DPS board poised to reject DSST Noel High School

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.

Two rising seniors reflect on a strange year

Last March, with classes, SAT prep and other stresses, we needed a break. Little did we know how long it would last, and how disruptive it would be.

New innovation schools, policy changes shelved until 2021

Denver Public Schools is proposing a one year pause on approval of new innovation schools and zones, as well as any possible changes to how innovation plans get adopted.

Schools, funder getting creative with outdoor learning space, pod

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.

A thorny question: If schools are essential, why are they closed?

If education is an essential function of our society, close behind the medical profession even during a pandemic, then why are so many public schools closed to in-person learning? That's the provocative question Mike Miles posed during a recent talk. Listen to it here.

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