Tag Archives: Denver Public Schools

Denver’s education superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after nearly a decade

Tom Boasberg, who has earned a national profile as Denver schools superintendent, is stepping down. Boasberg announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post after an unusually long […]...

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July 17, 2018 All stories, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver’s new plan gives its neediest students a shot at coveted schools, but waitlists could grow

Denver has a new plan to ensure some of its neediest students get spots in its best schools – but it will require a potentially […]...

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July 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver principals denounce family separation policies, reassure immigrants that schools are safe for their children

“Disgusted” and “physically ill” — that’s how Denver principal Kayla Grayson-Yizar described her reaction and that of her colleagues as they watched recent news coverage […]...

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June 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Would giving DPS’s school safety officers arrest powers help end the “school-to-prison pipeline?”

School safety patrol officers in the Denver district would get the authority to arrest students and write tickets under an idea being explored by the […]...

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May 22, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

New state law forces Denver to change course on its ‘early colleges’

A change in state law meant to rein in the cost of Colorado high schools that allow students to stay longer to earn college credit […]...

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May 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year

Getting sent home from school became a constant for Ben Wankel’s second-grade son last fall. It started simply enough: The cafeteria was too noisy, his […]...

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May 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change the debate?

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked in […]...

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May 2, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Large achievement gaps in Denver highlighted by new national test data

Compared to other large, urban school districts, Denver has among the biggest achievement gaps in the country between white and Hispanic students in reading and […]...

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April 10, 2018 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In

A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school in far northeast Denver boils over

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over into […]...

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April 3, 2018 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure

The Denver teachers who challenged a landmark state law that allows school districts to put certain experienced educators on unpaid leave lost their cases Monday. […]...

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March 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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