Remember when I wrote that Thomas Boasberg couldn't claim he saved 8.5% by refinancing debt associated with the Denver Public Schools' retirement system? I was wrong.
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There's a specious argument in circulation about charters and segregation that will not die. I will do my best in the next few hundred words to drive a stake through its heart.
DPS has no plan for success. It just jumps from one thing to the next based on the philosophy it is better to look busy than to actually get things done.
The goal is to improve our children's education. I embrace both that goal and the many paths that lead to it. I won't substitute a slogan for a solution and have voted no on SB 191.
Feelings are still raw in Cole and Whittier over the closing of Manual High School three years ago. It wouldn't take much for people to start complaining that Manual has gotten the shaft. Again.
Let's say a group of parents at a neighborhood school banded together to propose a PreK-12 school that would help send all kids from the struggling neighborhood to college. What's not to like, right?
Congratulations Colorado! It was announced today that we are finalists for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top competitive education grant. It's important to remind ourselves why this is so important.
If there is an acid test for K-12 education, it is whether high school graduates are prepared to take college classes without needing remediation. Aurora fails that test in a big way. So does Denver.
Denver's more affluent public school parents may soon feel they're being asked to ante up their children's education to the greater good.
DENVER — The mother of a 6-year-old Colorado boy whose mouth was taped shut by a school secretary is suing the school system.
An elementary sch...
When Michael Bennet was hired as DPS superintendent, everyone said it was because we needed his business experience. Then the CEO played poker with the public's money against the likes of JPMorgan.
The deepening political divide on the Denver school board and elsewhere in the education world is often described as 'reformers' vs. 'non-reformers.' Let's dispose of those meaningless labels.
A Denver marital therapist has been hired to work with school board members after a tumultuous Monday meeting exposed deep rifts among the new board a...
If there’s one overriding lesson from last night’s school-related elections along Colorado’s Front Range, it’s that voters in some districts are not happy with the status quo.
In the spirit of optimism (spiced with skepticism) that accompanies the dawning of a new decade, here are 10 fearless predictions about what lies ahead for education in Colorado in 2010.
In a fascinating and audacious move, Denver Public Schools is proposing that new charter schools housed in district buildings become neighborhood schools.
Denver Public Schools apologized Tuesday for what it called a "well-intentioned but highly insensitive" attempt to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King J...
Denver Public Schools' board members narrowly approved turnaround plans for six of its lowest-performing schools in a Monday meeting marked by the thr...
At the discussion about the Byers Library, or the session about Lake Middle School, the anger was the same, the distrust of the bureaucracy was the same, and the total exasperation was the same.
Graduation rates in Denver improved 3.2 percentage points last year -- the highest jump in six years -- but still only 52.7 percent of high school stu...
DENVER -- The Denver Public School District has launched an internal investigation after 7NEWS started asking questions about potential fraud. At issu...
A year ago, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet got a lovely post-holiday gift from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter: A U.S. Senate seat. Thi...
As Michelle Obama touched down in Denver to promote her efforts to connect students with mentors, she declined to invite one population that could most benefit: our city's neglected boys.
As Denver Public Schools struggles to pursue a consistent reform strategy, the district is encountering a multitude of obstacles, including repercussions from its history of failure.
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