Denver Public Schools

The board decision comes after Superintendent Alex Marrero’s pledge to return police to campus. The shooting of two East High administrators shifted the debate on police in Denver schools.
Superintendent Alex Marrero said a day off from school would give students and staff time to process events.
Parents and students say they are numb and frustrated after the shooting of two deans at East High School. It was the third shooting this school year at or near Denver’s largest high school.
“I can no longer stand on the sidelines,” Marrero wrote in a letter to the school board, which banned police from schools in 2020.
Los panelistas en un foro de prevención de la violencia en la secundaria East High sugirieron que hubiese más servicios de salud mental para los estudiantes junto con leyes más estrictas de control de armas.
The 3-year-old charter school cited low enrollment and high costs as the reasons for the closure in a resolution passed by its board of directors.
Las escuelas Fairview Elementary, Math and Science Leadership Academy y Denver Discovery School cerrarán al final de este año escolar por tener una inscripción sumamente baja.
Some observers say the recent challenges are a sign that political winds have shifted in DPS.
17 candidates are on the ballot. It’s the first wide-open mayoral race in Denver in 12 years.
The Denver mayor plays no formal role in running the school system, but that hasn’t stopped some candidates from suggesting that person should have a louder voice and even appoint members to the school board.
Los estudiantes piden a los legisladores que hagan más para restringir el acceso a las armas.
“We shouldn’t have to be here,” East Students Demand Action member Gracie Taub told the crowd. “Luis should be here.”
‘These are really tough decisions and none of us are taking them lightly,’ said board member Carrie Olson, who experienced a school closure when she was a teacher.
Fairview Elementary, Math and Science Leadership Academy, and Denver Discovery School could close at the end of this school year if the school board approves the recommendation.
A teacher at KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy is fighting to start what he calls the Colorado Charter Teachers Association.
Luis was the second student shot near East High this school year. Students say they’re angry, sad, and tired.
Un número creciente de distritos escolares de Colorado ofrecerá almuerzo gratis a todos los estudiantes el próximo año, incluidos los de Denver, Douglas County, y Greeley-Evans.
Luis Garcia was shot on Feb. 13. No one has been charged with the crime.
Supporters say raising pay will make serving easier for members who can’t afford to miss work or hire a babysitter.
“Clear communication with answers at meetings is going to be vital and imperative,” board member Carrie Olson said.
Superintendent Alex Marrero has named 15 schools with low enrollment, 3 of them ‘critical,’ as school closure conversations resume.
In December, 8 of 24 Colorado districts surveyed by Chalkbeat were undecided about offering free meals next year. Now, only 2 are still unsure.
Denver school board VP Auon’tai Anderson sought a permanent restraining order against critic Brandon Pryor, but a judge didn’t think there was enough evidence.
“This is getting away from an oppressive policing model to a more liberatory relationship-centered model among students and adults who happen to be police officers.”
Among the concerns is that the maps would dilute the power of Latino voters in southwest Denver.
The redistricting process is already underway, and Denver Public Schools is seeking feedback on four potential maps.
Las clases de idioma ayudan a los estudiantes de Denver a hablar con sus abuelos, leer literatura y conseguir trabajo .
Board Vice President Auon’tai Anderson says an argument between him and Brandon Pryor at his workplace crossed the line into threats, a claim Pryor disputes.
If successful, the teacher wants to follow the path laid out by the Spanish language arts program at the school.
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