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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...

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...

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...

'Too Darn Hot To Learn'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Denver

A group of concerned Denver Public School parents have started a petition called "Too Darn Hot To Learn!" to try and persuade the school board and sup...

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...

DPS Says No to Former Governor of Federal Reserve

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

On Sunday night, two members of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education met to determine a path forward for receiving independent financial couns...

Grassroots vs. Arne Duncan on School Reform, Big Development in Denver

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

If Easley is recalled, the board's minority will become the majority, and investigations that have been blocked for years will begin, setting off a chain of events.

Charters And Traditional Public Schools: Partners Rather Than Rivals?

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

Amid the policy fights, it's easy to forget that charters and traditional public schools share -- or, at least, should share -- the same essential goal: to educate students well.

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.

Let's All Grow Up

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

There's a pressing question about the current dissenters on the Denver school board. Are they loyal opposition, which we sorely need, or are they something less healthy?

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?

Andrea Merida Recall? Better Think Again

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Merida's willingness to challenge the status quo at DPS is incredibly important to achieving moderation in our public schools.

Politics and Pensions: When the Truth Isn't What It Appears

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

No one appears to be driving the DPS school bus, with the exception of a couple of vilified school board members who keep asking questions.

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...

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.

Innovation Schools Act Being Violated By DPS: Law Firm

EdNews Colorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three principals have obtained a legal opinion declaring Denver Public Schools is in violation of the state Innovation Schools Act because district le...

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.

Denver Public Schools BOYCOTTING Arizona

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Misleading on Education

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

When Michael Bennet starts talking about addressing the 21st century job market using innovations he himself concocted, Coloradans and the nation should start to worry.

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.

$20 Million and a Hen House of Chickens

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

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.

Tom Boasberg's Bubble Should Be About to Burst

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

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.