Denver Public Schools

The first phase of renovations to the former Johnson & Wales campus were estimated at $10 million. But the cost has risen to $16.6 million.
“You already took our land,” one student said. “Why are you trying to take our school?”
If the lawsuit is dismissed, it will end a high-profile dispute that earned Denver Public Schools significant criticism.
“The reality is, at several points in the near future, we’re all going to have to make unpopular decisions,” Superintendent Alex Marrero said.
The Denver school board rejected a pared down recommendation to close just 2 schools. Members called for more community engagement even as budget questions loom.
“I really like my school and I want to keep it open because it’s like family to us,” one second grader told the Denver board, which is set to vote Thursday on recommended school closures.
El junta escolar tiene la última palabra. La junta tiene programado votar por la recomendación el 17 de noviembre. Se requiere mayoría de votos para aprobar la recomendación.
The 5 schools Superintendent Alex Marrero is prioritizing for closure are: Denver Discovery School, Schmitt Elementary, Fairview Elementary, IAD at Harrington, and MSLA.
Los líderes de los distritos de Denver, Jeffco y Aurora tuvieron en cuenta varios factores a la hora de decidir qué escuelas cerrar. Aquí veremos cómo cada distrito está manejando el cierre de escuelas.
As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
“The rescission of the policy allows the board to give Marrero a new direction,” Denver board Vice President Auon’tai Anderson said.
“The treatment we’ve experienced in the last two months is a direct example of institutionalized racism.”
The Denver school board will vote on Nov. 17. The Jeffco school board will vote on Nov. 10.
Gone by the wayside are reading programs that encourage children to figure out what a jumble of letters says by looking at the picture or using other clues to guess the word.
Superintendent Alex Marrero defends his list of 10 schools recommended for closure.
The Denver school board is set to vote on the school closure recommendations on Nov. 17.
The school, which serves 188 students, will close at the end of this school year.
The NAEP math decline represented Colorado students’ lowest scores in nearly two decades on the test known as the nation’s report card.
In surprise about-face, MCT is saved from closure. Students gave emotional testimony this week to keep their small high school open.
In each grade, district officials stripped out two units and added 10 books.
A Chalkbeat analysis found that Denver schools opened at a rapid pace as enrollment climbed. Now school closures are looming.
Two of the systems are related to special education. The other two are related to the central office and the role of the school board.
Video from a meeting between students and district staff reveals tensions in the dispute over the podcast trademark, which is now the subject of a lawsuit.
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