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Two for one
March 29, 2017
DSST doesn’t want to open a new school in Aurora. The charter network wants to open two.
DSST submitted a charter application this month to open two new schools in Aurora. The application was deemed complete and accepted this week.
March 7, 2017
If DSST students do their part, CU Denver will guarantee their admission
DSST has similar partnerships with other campuses in the University of Colorado system.
February 23, 2017
Hundreds of education leaders from charter schools, nonprofits denounce Trump’s travel ban
Education leaders are increasingly open to weighing in on political matters that they think connect to their mission.
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.
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