Melanie Asmar

Melanie Asmar

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Colorado

Melanie Asmar covers Denver Public Schools. Write her at

Jesus y Leiker son dos de los más de 3,200 estudiantes recién llegados, muchos de ellos de Venezuela, que se han inscrito en las Escuelas Públicas de Denver este año.

The vote followed a pitch from the school’s principal to keep Wyatt open by enrolling migrant students and subletting some space.

The data suggests that school police officers, who were permanently brought back this fall, are ticketing and arresting students less frequently than before.

“How fair is it to identify a concern but then not have the resources to address the concern?” one social worker asked the school board.

The launch of the guide coincides with the district’s school choice window, which opened Jan. 11.

The superintendent wanted to use state tests scores. A board member proposed an alternative he said was a better measure of what students have learned.

Chalkbeat asked a panel of five lawmakers their thoughts on teacher pay, book bans, college affordability, and more.