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The suburbanization of poverty
March 6, 2019
One Sheridan school increased teacher retention and decreased students ‘falling through the cracks’ by adding mental health professionals
As state and national policy makers look at ways to increase mental health supports in schools, staff at Fort Logan Northgate say the benefits are worth the investment.
February 5, 2019
Westminster teachers will get higher starting salaries and a path to reach $100,000
First-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree will be offered $50,497 — which could be the highest starting salary in Colorado.
October 10, 2018
Adams 14 superintendent asks board to deny KIPP application, rejecting advice from his staff
The Adams 14 board will vote on the KIPP recommendations next month.
June 28, 2018
KIPP charter network launching biliteracy program at new Denver elementary school
KIPP officials heard from families in southwest Denver who wanted a bilingual education for their children.
June 21, 2018
Denver area charter prepares to expand into the suburbs, bringing a new option to Adams 14
KIPP is now designing the proposed preschool-12th grade school with Adams 14 parents.
out of sight
June 11, 2018
Out of town, on a Sunday morning, Sheridan’s school board approved a new superintendent contract
The Sheridan school board had voted 3 to 2 on the superintendent choice after an embattled process.
January 23, 2018
Search for new superintendent of Sheridan schools underway
Michael Clough, superintendent of Sheridan Public Schools, is retiring in June.
January 22, 2018
As low-income families exit Denver, charter network KIPP is looking to follow
KIPP Colorado will have a new strategic plan this summer which will lay out how, and where, they might expand soon.
January 10, 2018
There are more students from low-income families in many Denver area districts
Look up your Colorado school district's enrollment demographics for the 2017-18 school year.
August 4, 2017
A high-poverty Jeffco school is about to adopt a “community school” model. What does that mean?
The Jeffco school will be a hub for community organizations to provide services such as English language classes, job training and medical care.
April 27, 2017
The thorny problem of segregated schools and Denver’s newest plan to address it
Denver Public Schools' plan for a new committee to address school integration unfolds as a new report illuminates the district's segregation problem.
'very difficult choices'
January 26, 2017
Five Jeffco Public Schools recommended for closure under budget-cutting plan
The school board will not be making any decisions on Thursday, but will hear the plan.
January 25, 2017
Aurora schools weighing a long list of possible budget cuts for next year
The district says the cuts are necessary in part because of an enrollment decline.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Changing city, changing suburbs: A look back at important demographic shifts in our schools
Rising housing costs are driving low-income families out of Denver -- and parts of Aurora, too.
October 14, 2016
Can Westminster’s different approach to learning get a fair shot under Colorado’s accountability system?
Westminster Public Schools' competency based model is working, but Colorado's accountability system is not good at showing it, district leaders say.
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