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Detroit Public Schools To Cut 40% Of Teachers Over 4 Years

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools expects to shed nearly 40 percent of its teachers in the next four years to help close a $327 million deficit, yet projects a l...

Charter School For Minority Boys

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | Denver

Eight new Denver schools will open by 2013 after last night's school board meeting, six of which are charter schools. One will be Denver's first all b...

Chris Romer's Field of Dreams

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week, Chris Romer said he wants to "make sure we put sports back into middle schools." This surprised me, because I had just watched my son, who plays on his DPS middle-school baseball team, lose badly.

Michelle Alexander And Dr. Vincent Harding Visit Manual High School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"How many of you know someone who has been killed in gang violence?" Denver teacher and self-awareness coach Ra Maat asks an auditorium half-filled wi...

WATCH: Robert Bobb On Why Detroit Has To Close Half Its Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Detroit Public Schools system plans to close half of its schools, leaving classrooms bursting at the seams with 60 students each. Robert Bobb, em...

DPS Defends Decision To Open Schools Amid Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver Public Schools' Facebook page became a sounding board on Tuesday for students and parents furious that the district will open schools on Mo...

As DPS' School Board President, Nate Easley's Gotta Go

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Nate Easley cannot be an effective leader for Denver's school board. All doubt was removed by Easley's actions and behavior during the DPS Board of Education work session on November 15.

What's Up in Denver's Public School System?

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Did you know that Denver Public Schools has a plan for "transforming" the schools in Montebello and Green Valley Ranch?

Feed the Rich!

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Establishing a school voucher program in Douglas County would be akin to sending famine-relief supplies to the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

WATCH: Detroit Community In Uproar Over Principal's Suspension

Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

A Detroit principal was suspended without pay Wednesday for allegedly padding the payroll for teachers at an elementary after school program, reported...

Denver Public Schools' CSAP Scores Show Improvement; Proficiency Rates Need Work

Education News Colorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver Public Schools today will celebrate state test scores showing its overall growth in reading, writing and math is more than double that of the s...

GOP Validates Progressive Critique in Powerful New Ad Against Bennet

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

Because of Bennet's record and his connections to the Wall Street faction of his party, he is now -- clearly -- wide open to being attacked from both his right and his left.

Fewer DPS Teachers Placed In Poorest Schools

EdNewsColorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Fewer Denver teachers unable to find jobs on their own were placed into the city's highest-poverty and lowest-achieving schools for 2010-11, according...

CO Budget Chairman Moves to Launch Bipartisan Probe of Bennet/Wall Street/DPS Deal

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

After Friday's explosive front-page New York Times expose on Sen. Michael Bennet's tenure at the Denver Public Schools, the Democratic chairman of the...

WATCH: Romanoff Hits Bennet On DPS Deal In New Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff wasted little time attacking his opponent, incumbent Michael Bennet, after a New York Times article criticized the fo...

DPS Chief Attacks New York Times, Refuses to Answer Questions About Bennet's Wall Street Money

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

On AM760 this morning, Denver school board member Jeannie Kaplan and Cherry Creek News publisher Guerin Green debated DPS chief Tom Boasberg over the ...

A Basic Lesson, Relearned

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Denver school board member Andrea Merida has been caught up in a maelstrom since The Denver Post broke a story that she has been paid $5,000 by Andrew Romanoff's Senate campaign.

Apparently Michael Bennet Didn't Include Executive Accountability in His Reform Plans

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Amid the uproar surrounding its decision to ban employee travel to Arizona in protest of that state's new immigration law, Denver Public Schools faces a far greater issue: 3rd grade academic performance.

Will Colorado Move to the Head of the Class?

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

I sat down with Senator Mike Johnston to get his take on Senate Bill 191, the Tenure Reform Bill.

Mixing It Up

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

For the past eight years or so, I have done my best to advocate for the socioeconomic integration of schools. I can't say I've had great success.

Why We Lose Leaders

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Rob Stein is leaving the helm of Manual High School after three years. His departure from Denver Public Schools this spring should not pass unnoticed.

Denver Public Schools, Facing Budget Shortfalls, May Be Forced to Pay 80 Teachers For NOT Working

The Denver Post | Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A change to Denver Public Schools' teacher-hiring process has frozen the system and could result in dozens of veteran teachers being paid even though ...

Boasberg: It's My Decision If I Get a Bonus This Year

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Superintendent Tom Boasberg's response to a question about whether he intends to take his annual bonus provides excellent insight as to why things are the way they are in Denver Public Schools.

Destructive Cynicism

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

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.

Prematurely Tying Performance to Teacher Retention Hurts Kids

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

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.