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Student Voices

YAASPA is holding school board candidate workshops in Aurora, Denver, and Cherry Creek this year.

About 350 teens and young adults gathered at Harold Washington Library to discuss mental health, affordable housing, the environment, and more.

Though she cannot vote on board matters, Shaw will represent students at the board’s monthly meetings through next school year. She is a rising junior at Kenwood Academy High School in Hyde Park. Along with student council experience, Shaw hopes to bring her skills from debate.

Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.

Perriel Pace talks about her mission and how she used her voice on the district school board

Video from a meeting between students and district staff reveals tensions in the dispute over the podcast trademark, which is now the subject of a lawsuit.

Four Black students allege that Denver Public Schools unlawfully tried to trademark the name of their Know Justice, Know Peace podcast.

Recent graduates now in college say focusing on mental health and support from outside groups can be helpful. 

This school year, students faced many challenges. How did the pandemic affect your perspective of higher education? Share your story

What’s your favorite book featuring an LGBTQ+ narrative or character? Tell Chalkbeat for Pride Month.

At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, many said schools weren’t able to give students needed support.

We spoke with 4 students at Denver’s North High about losing teacher Tim Hernández and why teacher diversity matters.