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February 10, 2017
Charter schools band together to advocate major expansion in Denver Public Schools
In all, 27 letters of intent were filed in response to the district's annual call for new school proposals.
attempt at compromise
Updated December 16, 2016
Denver school board approves new DSST building on shared campus, pledges support for Northfield High
The district has pledged to expand Northfield High School to meet enrollment demands.
Questions of fairness
December 7, 2016
Aurora school board raises red flags about bringing DSST charter to district, but signs off on continuing negotiations
The school board for Aurora Public Schools discussed concerns including about the process of singling out one charter to invite into a partnership for a building.
December 6, 2016
Northfield High School parents, students sound off against sharing campus with charter school
“Before you open up something new, why don’t you build what you already started?” one student said.
money to grow
September 28, 2016
Denver’s DSST charter network, in the midst of major expansion, lands $4 million grant
The money will go toward expanding the growing network.
September 22, 2016
After latest test scores, some Denver schools celebrate success, while others wonder what went wrong
The difference illustrates the difficulty of drawing definitive conclusions from test results.
teacher prep 2.0
September 13, 2016
New teacher training favored by charters comes to Denver as critics sound off
The approach has drawn criticism from the teacher-preparation establishment, including in a brief published last week.
September 1, 2016
Denver catching up to state in test scores, though some schools slipped
DPS’s average scores still trail statewide averages -- but not by much.
August 18, 2016
Denver’s largest charter school network, DSST, eyes expansion to Aurora
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn is proposing that the DSST charter network open a new school for grades six through 12 in northwest Aurora.
June 30, 2016
Five stories you should read about Denver’s DSST charter network and its CEO, Bill Kurtz
Bill Kurtz, CEO of the homegrown and high-performing DSST charter school network, was inducted this week into the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Hall of Fame.
asking the voters
June 16, 2016
Denver school board approves $628 million bond and mill package, new charter schools
“There’s a lot of good things in this proposal for schools, especially the hottest schools,” said board member Rosemary Rodriguez.
up for approval
May 19, 2016
Meet the 9 schools vying to open or expand in Denver
The Denver school board is expected to vote Thursday night on the expansion of one school before turning its attention next month to eight other proposals.
August 24, 2015
Five issues to watch as Denver Public Schools students return to the classroom
Denver Public Schools faces questions about equity, the makeup of its school board, the fate of a storied high school and more as the 2015-16 school year begins.
June 18, 2015
Denver board approves dramatic expansion for charter network DSST
The Denver school board approved its 2015-16 budget and a set of new school plans at its June board meeting.
February 23, 2015
DSST boosts long-term growth goal to 22 schools by 2021
DSST has proposed four new campuses with middle and high schools.
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