At the current pace of progress, it will take 13 years for the Denver school district to reach its goal that 80 percent of all third-graders be reading and writing at grade-level.
In Denver’s gentrifying neighborhoods, some middle-class parents are avoiding the school down the block
“I don’t want her to lose privilege, as weird as it is,” Hilbert said of his daughter.
In a split vote, the Denver school board last week approved three more middle schools — but none will open right away.
Denver doesn’t graduate half of its Native American students. This charter school wants to change that.
Fewer than one in four Native American sixth-graders were reading and writing on grade-level last year, according to state tests.
Hundreds of black parents from northeast Denver attended the Black Empowerment Summit on Saturday at Shorter AME Church to discuss strategies for advocating for their children inside Denver Public Schools.
More than half of Denver students who graduated high school last year immediately enrolled in a two- or four-year college, according to school district officials.
Colorado teachers are marching at the Capitol this week for more school funding and better pay.
Thousands of Colorado teachers are protesting at the state Capitol this week.
About four out of five still got into a first-choice school, district officials announced
Wilson was forced to resign as chancellor of Washington, D.C., schools after admitting he had evaded school-enrollment policies so his daughter could attend a sought-after school.
Forced out as D.C. chancellor, Antwan Wilson is back working in the Denver school district as a consultant
Wilson resigned in February after it came to light that he had skirted the district’s competitive school lottery process so his oldest daughter could transfer to a high-performing school.
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 math.
That status, first put in place more than a decade ago, paved the way for the state law that permits district-run schools to adopt innovation plans.
Denver parents worry budget changes will hurt students with special needs, despite district assurances
Parents are worried about cuts to the number of special education teachers and paraprofessionals, teacher’s aides that one advocate called "the backbone of special education."
Carroll represented the northeast part of the city as a Democratic state representative from 2003 to 2011.
The Denver school district did not solicit applications this year for any specific new schools, but that didn’t stop three entities from signaling their intent to apply.
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Students, parents, and teachers were offered a say in who was named the next principal.
Innovation zones are often described as a “third way” to govern public schools.
The changes will lessen the impact of early literacy scores on a school’s overall rating, while also raising the bar on how many students must ace the tests for a school to be considered good.