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September 10, 2018
After another low rating, Denver’s Manual High could face state intervention
Manual’s situation is noteworthy because Denver Public Schools generally has taken aggressive action toward low-performing schools before the state can step in.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
Updated May 22, 2018
Three candidates, no new leader: Principal search at Denver’s Manual High to continue
The search committee is recommending the district name an interim principal for the rest of 2018.
April 30, 2018
Three candidates are vying to become principal of Denver’s Manual High School
The three candidates include two who currently work for Denver Public Schools.
April 27, 2018
Investigation finds former Manual High principal Nick Dawkins violated district harassment policy, document shows
District policy defines harassment as “unwelcome, hostile, and offensive verbal, written, or physical conduct."
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
March 5, 2018
Interim Manual High principal named as district begins search for permanent leader
School board member Jennifer Bacon called for “a true study” of what led to the previous principal's departure.
‘Why I Left’
March 3, 2018
Former Manual principal resigned after learning of hostile work environment allegation
“The job of a principal in our current climate is not for the faint of heart."
March 2, 2018
Manual High principal resigns along with chair of booster group
The resignation of Nickolas Dawkins took many community members by surprise. He had said his vision was to "change the narrative" of the storied but struggling school.
September 27, 2017
After Confederate flag dispute at Colorado football game, schools pledge to bring students together
“At a time in our country when so many are divided, we want our students instead to come together."
August 18, 2017
These seventh-graders started the school year talking about Charlottesville and what they can do about racism
Mirroring conversations happening nationwide, a group of Denver seventh-graders this week delved into a discussion about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
August 8, 2017
Cut from the same cloth: Why it matters that black male teachers like me aren’t alone in our schools
Being the only person of color at the school meant that I received a great deal of attention while still feeling alone — and under a great deal of pressure.
August 2, 2017
Howe and Manual will stay open three more years under the management of CSUSA
The chronically failing schools were part of Indianapolis Public Schools until they were taken over by the state in 2012.
May 5, 2017
More Colorado students are entering college unprepared, report says
A report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education showed that more college students were unprepared in the 2015-16 school year.
September 14, 2016
With a new approach to discipline, one Indianapolis high school cut suspensions in half
Manual High School is in its second year using restorative justice.
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