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Denver Teen Overcomes Hardship, Turns Suspension Into Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen

Aracely Navarro knows a thing or two about hardships. She also knows about overcoming them. The recent Denver North High School valedictorian is no...

Denver Public School Students Are Leading, Not Waiting

Tom Boasberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Boasberg

Across Denver, more than 160 students are meeting in collaborative groups, making plans to answer one of these big questions and do it better than their peers from rival high schools.

DPS Awarded $4 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver

Denver Public Schools was awarded approximately $4 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation awarded a total of $25 milli...

DPS: Fastest-Growing Urban School District In The Nation?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver

Denver Public School enrollment has grown 14 percent of the past five years, making it the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, accor...

'A First Class Education In 2012 Will Require More Resources'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

Elaine Gantz Berman (D-Denver), Colorado State Board of Education member, recently spoke to The Huffington Post about the challenges facing students a...

Metro State: We're 'Willing And Able' To Defend Undocumented Tuition Rate

Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver says it has decided to move forward with its controversial vote granting undocumented students a new tuition r...

School Trans Fat Ban Passes In Colo. Senate

Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

The leanest state in the nation is taking big strides to retain that unique distinction -- the Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban trans fats...

Nation's Leanest State Considers Trans-Fat Ban In Schools

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver

By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER -- The nation's leanest state is taking aim at junk food in school cafeterias as it considers the nation'...

DPS Proposes Spending Increase, Extended School Days

Posted 02.02.2012 | Denver

Denver Public Schools proposed a spending increase of approximately $11 million for English-Language Learners (ELLs) and to extend the school day for...

In These Halls

Brandy Ferner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

I do realize that just as these halls have the possibility of dimming my son's light, they also have the possibility -- and actually the intention of -- brightening my son's light and of giving him confidence, coping skills and pleasant memories.

Denver Elementary School Above The Grade

Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

No school system ever seems to have enough money, but Colorado's schools are especially underfunded. This was most poignantly driven home when a laws...

SFC & SB 130: "Innovating" Around Teacher Voice?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Sabrina Stevens

It's a rare thing to meet a public school stakeholder who honestly believes politicians and corporate-funded lobbying groups should have more say over education than educators do. Yet that's exactly what's happening.

The Longest School Year In Denver

Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

Denver's Manual High School students will have a really short summer in 2012. Shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, Manual H.S. students will begi...

Northwest Denver Gears Up

Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

A seven-year federal grant of $4.8 million has been awarded to eight northwest Denver schools in the hopes of encouraging and improving college prepar...

Emily Sirota Offers True Reform for DPS

Michael Merrifield | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Michael Merrifield

Emily Sirota is the only candidate in the school board races who has outlined a detailed, pragmatic plan to strengthen public education for the long haul.

DPS Board Elections Should Focus on Issues

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 12.28.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

The Denver school board election is just a few days away, and more people are paying attention to this year's race than ever before. But in the last couple days, it has not been for the right reasons.

The Grown-Up in the Room: DPS Board Candidate Emily Sirota

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Above all the din of the warring factions, one rational, knowledgeable voice continues to bring voters back to the reason the school board exists: doing what's best for the children and families of Denver.

Saying NO to Vouchers

Emily Sirota | Posted 10.16.2011 | Denver
Emily Sirota

While the Douglas County ruling against vouchers is great news, the bad news is that we may face a similar attempt to undermine our public schools right here in Denver.

Joy Resmovits

Denver School Performance Increases Slightly As Colorado Sees Flat Test Scores Overall

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Denver Public Schools officials say standardized testing results released Wednesday that show a small performance bump in middle school students are a...

No More Education Excuses

Emily Sirota | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Emily Sirota

America is engaged in a major debate over the future of education -- a debate that has been marked by a lot of overheated rhetoric and divisiveness about politics, but not enough substance about how to fix our schools for our kids.

Denver School Bus Crash Injures 9 Students, 1 Woman

AP | AP | Posted 09.09.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Authorities say several high school students and a woman were hurt in a traffic accident involving a Denver Public Schools bus and a ca...

DPS and SB 130: "Innovating" Around the Law?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 07.06.2011 | Denver
Sabrina Stevens

Denver Public Schools recently voted 4-3 to approve innovation status for three new schools in Far Northeast Denver. In doing so, they almost certainly broke the law.

Nate Easley Recall Bid Fails

EdNewsColorado | Charlie Brennan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Denver

Denver elections officials announced today there are not enough valid petition signatures to trigger a recall vote aimed at Denver Public Schools boar...

Denver Public Schools: Putting Children First and How Adult Politics Have Clouded the Discussion

James Mejia | Posted 06.13.2011 | Denver
James Mejia

The mayor must be an advocate for students, hold leadership accountable and ensure that teachers and students have adequate resources for success.

Minds Matter: Making College a Reality for Denver's Underprivileged Students

Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver

When it comes to schools and education, a 100 percent success rate is almost unheard of. However, there is a group in Denver that has achieved a 100 p...