Melanie Asmar

Melanie Asmar

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Colorado

Melanie Asmar covers Denver Public Schools. Write her at

Air conditioning, high school theater upgrades, and a new school in far northeast Denver are among the projects being recommended.

Los estudiantes que califican para obtener comidas escolares subsidiadas, un indicador de pobreza, también tienen mayor probabilidad de asistir a escuelas con menos estudiantes inscritos.

The policy says the superintendent should recommend schools identified for closure or consolidation by October, and the board should vote “no later than November.”

The new matrix comes more than a year after a shooting inside East High School and following state findings that DPS disproportionately suspends Black students with disabilities.

That’s according to a new report released as the Denver school board debates a new school closure policy.

The state earlier removed a nondiscrimination clause that was at the heart of the lawsuit. The impact of the judge’s ruling is unclear.

The program will prioritize collaborations between school districts and community organizations.

Los estudiantes que pasaron su primer año de high school con educación a distancia se gradúan esta primavera.

Millions of members of the Class of 2024 started high school online and off camera. This Denver student learned lessons she’ll carry with her to college and beyond.