Leadership & Management

A controversial March decision had unintended consequences that limited some innovation school flexibility, board members argued.
It took nine rounds of voting and several tense exchanges to fill the District 5 vacancy.
The charter schools proposed to replicate the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, provide an education that centers Black students, and offer an arts option for elementary students.
Intense political rhetoric seems to be driving pessimism about public schools, a Magellan Strategies poll found, but many voters still like teachers and want to pay them more.
Unions representing Denver school custodians, food service workers, and aides want an $18/hour pay hike, but district officials say that is not sustainable.
Metrics for evaluating the superintendent say he should identify at least two “enduring systems of oppression” within the district to be dismantled.
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
A majority of the Aurora school board voted to close two elementary schools just two months after voting to keep them open.
The applicants are vying to replace Brad Laurvick, who will step down next month.
Chris Gibbons’ departure comes as Denver charter schools are challenged by declining enrollment and shifting political winds. He acknowledged that dynamic in a letter to families.
El distrito de Denver ahorrará millones de dolares por el corte de 76 puestos. Así se propone gastarlos.
Colorado’s State Board of Ed last month let Adams 14 develop its own improvement plan. Unhappy with the result, members now want to reorganize the district.
The amended bill gives semi-autonomous innovation zones some recourse when they disagree with school district decisions while preserving local control.
But the district is leaving the details to schools, and not all students are getting help.
Among the uses: opening six community hubs serving students and families, raising hourly wages, and more.
The board is looking to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of member Brad Laurvick, who represents northwest Denver.
Denver Superintendent Alex Marrero is cutting dozens of administrator and support jobs to save DPS $9 million.
Polis is one of few elected Democrats to speak out against the changes, which could make it harder for charters to get startup grants.
Spurred by student advocacy, the Denver school board is expected to pass a set of climate action policies that high schoolers co-created.
The State Board of Education will decide next steps at Central, which is facing intervention after years of low test scores.
The board of the New America School charter network could decide in April whether to allow teachers at three campuses in metro Denver to unionize.
Un panel externo recomendó cerrar como mínimo la escuela secundaria principal del Adams 14 y reorganizar el distrito. Muchos padres de Adams 14 la consideran una medida drástica que desplazará a los estudiantes.
The new policy, known as an executive limitation, passed in a contentious 5-2 vote late Thursday after five hours of public testimony.
The Aurora administration had proposed closing Sable and Paris elementary schools as part of a long- term facilities plan to address shrinking enrollment in many parts of the district.
Reorganize Adams 14 schools and close at least the high school because the district can’t improve itself, state review panels recommends.
Aurora spent five years crafting a long-term approach to declining enrollment. Parents still feel blindsided by school closure recommendations.
La junta escolar de Aurora retrasó una votación y decidió volver a hablar sobre las recomendaciones de cerrar las escuelas primarias París y Sable en su reunión del 22 de marzo.
Education advocates hope to secure as much as $1.1 billion in new Colorado school funding by asking voters to forego a portion of tax refunds under TABOR.
A forensic audit commissioned by Adams 14 found the district paid subcontractors for work that appears similar to that of external manager MGT Consulting.
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