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Denver Public Schools
Stories about Colorado's largest school district.
Updated May 10, 2019
Denver’s second-biggest high school on lockout for three days in a row
The lockouts followed tips about a threat linked to South High School.
May 7, 2019
For the first time, Denver’s largest charter network didn’t get space for a high school
Despite intense lobbying from parents at DSST: Henry Middle School, the district did not make space available for an accompanying high school.
May 2, 2019
20-year-old Denver school board candidate motivated by civil rights is leading in fundraising
Tay Anderson raised $13,912 in the last six months, all from individual donors.
May 1, 2019
‘I’m noticed’: Why Denver wants to increase the number of students taking ethnic studies
The more students are engaged in their classes, the more likely they are to graduate on time, district officials said.
April 26, 2019
An indigenous-focused Denver charter school will delay its opening
The American Indian Academy of Denver had planned to open this fall but did not meet its enrollment target.
Updated June 25, 2019
Part of this Denver teacher’s platform for school board? A $5,000 raise for every teacher
Anna DeWitt teaches French at North High School. She is running for an at-large seat.
April 24, 2019
Policy vs. practice: Handcuffing of students under review in Denver school district
“I have an incredibly difficult time imagining any scenario where a very young person should be put in handcuffs,” said board President Anne Rowe.
April 22, 2019
Some Denver teachers want an election do-over as just 11 votes separate union president, challenger
But there’s another issue at play, too. According to social media posts, the ballots at 10 Denver schools were thrown out.
April 19, 2019
Student and parent groups pushing Denver schools to hire ‘counselors, not cops’
Last year, the ratio of students to social workers in Denver was 681-to-1, according to state data. The recommended ratio is 250-to-1.
April 11, 2019
Here’s how many students were accepted and waitlisted at each Denver school
The charts show how many students listed each Denver school as their No. 1 choice, how many students were accepted there, and how many are on the waitlist.
Updated July 19, 2019
Denver father is the first contender for a wide-open school board seat
Scott Baldermann is the father of two students at Lincoln Elementary School in the Washington Park neighborhood.
April 9, 2019
Police are investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at a Denver elementary school
“Hate will never be welcome in Denver Public Schools,” Superintendent Susana Cordova wrote in a letter Tuesday to families and district employees.
April 3, 2019
Calls are mounting to change Denver’s school rating system. Here’s how it works now.
What exactly is the school performance framework, how is it used, and why are there so many complaints about it?
April 1, 2019
Why the Denver school district’s top boss wants to create a ‘unified equity plan’
The result will be a “unified equity plan” that will “align efforts that currently exist in silos,” according to Superintendent Susana Cordova's entry plan.
March 28, 2019
Denver’s Susana Cordova named a ‘chief for change’ by national education group
Cordova joins 36 other Chiefs for Change members across the country.
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