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.

School board: Don’t send your kids to pandemic pods

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."

UPDATED: Vast disparities in parent fundraising hamper equity efforts

Records obtained through a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request show that of the 20 Denver elementary schools where parent fundraising brought in the most money, 18 had student populations that were at least two-thirds white. Those schools brought in on average $439,940 per school over the past three years.

Magnitude of DPS budget apocalypse comes into focus

It became clear Monday that Denver Public Schools budget cuts are gong to reach into every corner of the district.



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