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Denver Teens Think Deep About the Sea

David Gallo | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
David Gallo

A common view of science is that it's a cold, unemotional, and fact-driven career. The truth is that many scientists and engineers are driven by a deep and insatiable thirst for discovery and knowledge.

The Next Generation Will Save the Arts

Laura Zabel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Laura Zabel

Having spent some time with the young people involved in the Aspen Challenge in Denver recently, I am inspired and hopeful about the future of the arts, and indeed, the future of our country.

Denver School Selected For Obama Turnaround Arts Program

Posted 04.23.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) announced Monday that Denver's Noel Community Arts School has been selected as on...

Private Education Consultants Reap Benefits Of Federal Grant Money Meant For Failing Schools

The Denver Post | Jennifer Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

They are among the 5,000 worst schools in America, where the percentage of kids who can read or do math at grade level often hovers in the teens or 20...

Finance Reports Shed Light On Denver School Board Race

The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Finance reports filed Monday by committees involved in the Nov. 1 election show that the Denver teachers union has spent $88,500 on two Denver school-...

4 of 7 Public School Board Members Spent Beyond Budgets

Education News Colorado | Charlie Brennan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

An Education News Colorado analysis of spending by Denver school board members shows that four of the seven blew their annual $5,000 budgets for the f...

Colorado School Vouchers Blocked, Were A 'Substantial Disservice,' Judge Says

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

DENVER -- A Denver judge blocked Colorado's first school voucher program Friday, calling the program to give parents in the state's wealthiest county ...

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...

WATCH: Denver School Gets $7 Million From Media Mogul

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.12.2011 | Denver

The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) had a welcome surprise Tuesday, to the tune of $7 million dollars. John Malone, the chairman of Li...

States Keep Pushing For Tougher Teacher Policies

Education Week | Liana Heitin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

As the majority of legislative sessions around the country come to a close, many states will finish the season having pushed through policy changes th...

1 Woman, Children Hurt In Denver School Bus Crash

AP | Posted 09.08.2011 | Education

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

Joy Resmovits

Denver's School Turnaround Plan Echoes Duncan Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2011 | Denver

Northeast Denver's public schools will look unfamiliar when the area's 10,000 students return in August. Montbello High School, for example, will b...

Elementary School Opts For No Grades, No Grade Levels

Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

At a Denver area elementary school, students are organized into classes in an unconventional manner -- they are arranged by what they know, not their ...

Standing Up for All of Denver's Kids

Chris Romer | Posted 06.27.2011 | Denver
Chris Romer

For the past 22 years I have fought to see all of Denver's children succeed. Those kids are why I see a brighter future for our city, because they will help build it.

An Expert On Choosing The Right Denver School For Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Sheri L. Thompson | Posted 06.27.2011 | Denver

From pre-K waiting lists at Denver schools to college applications, scouring education options schools can overwhelm any parent. Enter Denver's Laura ...

Students Protesting Teacher Layoffs And Limited Rights Face Harsh Punishment

Posted 06.18.2011 | Education

More protests against school budget cuts and limitations on teachers' rights are taking place across the country -- except at these rallies, attendant...

The "Cupcake Truck" and Denver's Future

Chris Romer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Chris Romer

As much as we love this city and what it stands for, we can't run in place -- because in today's global economy, running in place means falling behind. Let's not be afraid to expect more.

Obama Singles Out Denver High School For Praise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

President Obama singled out Bruce Randolph School in Denver in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. The President said the school was an ...

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?

Fighting Charter Stigma: Denver School Opens Program For Disabled Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Charter schools have long been criticized for being selective with their admissions, a trait that critics say accounts for the better test scores at c...

Local Governments Held Hostage By Bank Deals

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spring of 2008, the Denver public school system needed to plug a $400 million hole in its pension fund. Bankers at JPMorgan Chase offered what ...

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 ...

Colorado 'Race To The Top' Legislation Promises Merit Pay, More TFA Staff, Better Records

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado vowed Tuesday to expand merit pay for teachers, change how educators are evaluated, and hire more Teach for America national s...

Unachievable Dreams?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Teaching has to become a profession that is seen as a viable career choice for capable, driven young people. Not only must it pay more, but the working conditions have to be attractive to the self-motivated and creative.

Colorado Friendly To Charter Schools

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | EMILY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado charter school laws are the seventh best in the nation, according to The Center for Education Reform, a Washington, D.C.-based charter school...