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Author : Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Most Denver students are kids of color. Most teachers are white. That hasn’t changed, despite recent efforts.

Despite efforts to diversify its teacher workforce, Denver Public Schools still faces an imbalance that plagues many school districts across the country: About three-quarters of […]...

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September 22, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Upward trend: More of Denver’s youngest students are reading at grade-level

Denver Public Schools is celebrating a double-digit jump from the beginning to the end of last school year in the percentage of its youngest students […]...

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August 28, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Denver students made more academic progress on state English and math tests last year than ever before, and the overall percentage of third- through ninth-graders […]...

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August 18, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Barbara O’Brien has three challengers for her DPS board seat so far — and one almost pulled a big upset two years ago

A Denver father who narrowly lost a seat on the Denver Public Schools board to a well-known incumbent two years ago is running again this […]...

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July 13, 2017 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union

For the first time in recent history, Denver Public Schools has declared an impasse in ongoing negotiations with the teachers union over a contract governing […]...

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June 29, 2017 The Mix, Uncategorized

As Denver gentrifies, which neighborhoods are losing public school students?

As more young adults move to Denver and the cost of housing skyrockets, some city neighborhoods are seeing drops in the percentages of people of […]...

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June 22, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Gentrification is changing Denver’s schools. This initiative aims to do something about it.

A citywide effort to review how rapid gentrification is changing Denver’s public schools — and come up with ideas to combat the most pernicious effects […]...

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June 6, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

When closing a Denver school, engaging the community to help can prove a balancing act

The cluster of adults ambled from classroom to classroom at Denver’s McGlone Academy. They peeked in as fifth-graders brainstormed essays about Nazi Germany, fourth-graders answered […]...

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June 5, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver school board race opens up as Rosemary Rodriguez says she won’t seek re-election

Denver school board member Rosemary Rodriguez said Wednesday that she is not running for re-election, putting her southwest Denver seat up for grabs in what […]...

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May 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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