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.
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.
Barbara’s varied professional accomplishments provide a template for others who aspire to a life of service, which Marian Wright Edelman described as “the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”
There was a lot of anxiety around social interaction when we returned to school. A lot of care and personal time and patience were necessary to make the students comfortable opening up and expressing themselves.
Why did people vote this way? Did they like what they saw from the current board, which has had moments of dysfunction and in-fighting, muddled through pandemic disruptions, and drove out a superintendent of color who had been a career district employee?
Colorado charter schools will receive more than $2 million in state grants to support innovative solutions to help state students affected by the economic, social and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Denver's seven-member board of education has posted on its website a lengthy letter urging parents not to enroll their children in so-called pandemic pods because doing so could "exacerbate academic and opportunity gaps among our children."