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Many eligible families don't use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to change that.  The Colorado Independent

Elsa Holguín, who grew up in Mexico in a family of teachers, lived in public housing when she came to Denver. She says it was eye-opening.



Greg Oden is making his basketball comeback where it all began  Land-Grant Holy Land

It might be a 3-on-3 summer league, but it's all coming full circle.



Part of this Denver teacher’s platform for school board? A $5,000 raise for every teacher  The Denver Post

Anna DeWitt teaches French at North High School. She is running for the school board seat currently held by Happy Haynes, who is barred by term limits from ...



Rockies surprise Denver North High School students with playoff tickets  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER — Some students at Denver's North High School got a big surprise from the Rockies on Friday: Tickets to Sunday's playoff game at Coors Field.



Denver teachers strike to continue for third day as marathon negotiations show “pathway forward”  The Denver Post

Denver's teachers strike will continue for a third day after union and district negotiators spent more than 12 hours in a marathon bargaining session Tuesday that ...



Denver teachers strike: Day 2  9News.com KUSA

DPS and the DCTA resumed negotiations Tuesday morning. The hope is to strike a deal to avoid strike day three.



Black student excellence: Denver school board directs district to better serve black students  Chalkbeat Colorado

Every Denver public school soon will be required to develop a plan to boost the success of black and African-American students by embracing their strengths ...



Next Question: What's the story behind the Denver flag?  9News.com KUSA

Did you know that Denver's flag design came out of a high school? A question inspired us to learn about the symbol that makes our street signs stand out.



Denver’s North High showing signs that latest improvements will stick  The Denver Post

An unlikely Denver school has risen to attract district-wide attention in the past year for improvements that might lend a few lessons to other struggling schools.



From homeless to the state tournament, Denver North heavyweight Max Tafoya has tunnel vision for success  The Denver Post

The loss of both his parents in middle school. The windy, bumpy and accelerated path to manhood that followed, when the 18-year-old was tested by ...



Achievement Gaps at Denver Public Schools Is One of Worst in US  5280 | The Denver Magazine

The achievement gap between white and minority students in Denver Public Schools is one of the worst in the country. Despite the district's efforts, we can't ...



Broncos host inaugural Empowerment Summit for local female high-school student-athletes  DenverBroncos.com

DENVER — The Broncos took a new step forward in their outreach initiatives on Friday, as the organization hosted its inaugural Empowerment Summit at ...



Three Denver schools provide national model for how to discipline differently  The Denver Post

North High School is one of three Denver schools serving as national examples of restorative justice.



A scooter, a reflection journal, and no surprises: One Denver principal's approach to leadership  Chalkbeat Colorado

A Denver principal talks about his "no-surprises" approach to staff feedback and why his school emphasizes restorative justice practices.



20-year-old Denver school board candidate leading in fundraising  Chalkbeat Colorado

Tay Anderson raised $13912 in the last six months, all from individual donors.



16-year-old with Down syndrome found safe after reported missing  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- A non-verbal 16-year-old boy with Down syndrome who was reported missing after leaving school on Tuesday afternoon has been found safe, ...



Denver school board ratifies deal to give teachers average 11.7% pay hike  Chalkbeat Colorado

Without discussion, the Denver school board on Thursday approved a new pay deal that will award educators an average 11.7% raise next year. The deal ...



Twenty Years Later A Look At Columbine, Then And Now  KUNC

The nation was shocked on April 20, 1999, when 12 students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Columbine High School outside of Denver,



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Denver Public Schools announces interim superintendent  The Denver Channel

Denver Public Schools announced Wednesday a new interim superintendent who will take over after Tom Boasberg's departure on Oct. 19.



Student to staffer: Denver school board candidate's district ties span decades  Chalkbeat Colorado

Alexis Menocal Harrigan said her own experience mirrors that of many of Denver's 93000 public school students.



Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past  WSB Atlanta

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ...



Denver school board member Lisa Flores says she will not run for re-election  Chalkbeat Colorado

The only Denver school board member eligible to run for re-election this year said Wednesday she does not plan to seek a second term. Lisa Flores will serve ...



Denver school board pledges to make sure LGBTQ students are 'seen, accepted, and celebrated'  Chalkbeat Colorado

In response to reports that the Trump administration may seek to narrowly define gender as a condition determined by genitalia at birth, the Denver school board ...



Why Denver wants to increase the number of students taking ethnic studies  Chalkbeat Colorado

The more students are engaged in their classes, the more likely they are to graduate on time, district officials said.



Gov. Polis Signs Full-Day Kindergarten Bill Into Law  Patch.com

DENVER, CO – Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Kati Weis on May 21, 2019. Fulfilling a key campaign promise, Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a ...



Bill would allow some Colorado teens to vote in school board elections  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER - Should high school students be allowed to vote in school board elections? Some Colorado legislators think so and have proposed a bill that would ...



Three-quarters of Denver teachers went out on strike, new data shows. Look up your school here.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Three-quarters of Denver classroom teachers were absent on the first day of a three-day strike earlier this month, according to attendance numbers obtained ...



Celebrated North High School principal to leave at end of year  Chalkbeat Colorado

Nicole Veltzé, the principal of Denver's North High School, will leave the school after four years.



Denver broadcaster & former CU baseball coach Irv Brown remembered for charisma, career  9News.com KUSA

DENVER — University of Colorado baseball coach, collegiate referee and longtime media personality Irv Brown passed away early Sunday morning from ...



Here's what picketing outside Denver schools might look like — and how police and the district plan to handle it  Chalkbeat Colorado

If Denver teachers do indeed strike, the morning scenes outside schools could be dramatic: lines of educators chanting and waving picket signs, substitutes ...



Critics see Susana Cordova's husband's job as a conflict of interest. Here's what you need to know.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Since Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova was named the sole finalist for the Denver school district's top job last week, critics have zeroed in on one fact in ...



Post-teacher strike, is momentum building to 'flip' the Denver school board?  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Denver teacher strike was, at its core, a fight for higher pay. But it was also a backlash against controversial school district policies, ballooning bureaucracy, ...



Phasing out remedial education could help more students earn degrees  Chalkbeat Colorado

A bill making its way through the Colorado legislature would take an approach that has shown promise in the community college system and make it the ...



The first year of teaching is notoriously tough. Denver is experimenting with a new approach  Chalkbeat Colorado

Associate teachers” will teach part-time in a high-poverty school and spend the rest of their time planning, observing, and learning.



Finding inspiration to photograph the Denver teacher strike  Colorado Springs Independent

I woke up early one recent morning thinking about the Denver teacher strike. In my head was picture of a teacher at sunrise with sign...



Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A  The Denver Post

The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott ...



North High sophomore brings spirit as school mascot  9NEWS.com

Whenever the Denver North High School sophomore walks the halls, usually sporting some kind of t-shirt to show his school pride, Daniel McAllister can predict ...



Amid heated community debate, Denver extends time for superintendent search  Chalkbeat Colorado

The Denver school board has pushed back the date by which it will name finalists for the superintendent job from October to November. The extension follows ...



Why these Denver charter schools are closing or delaying opening  Chalkbeat Colorado

Suffering from low enrollment, two Denver charter schools will close, one will delay opening by a year, and another has just over a week to attract enough ...



NBA star Steph Curry challenges Denver high school students to game of H-O-R-S-E in surprise visit  FOX31 Denver

https://youtu.be/xwSyggOtbp4 DENVER -- While in town for a game against the Denver Nuggets in February, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry surprised ...



District 1: Denver's 2019 City Council Race  5280 | The Denver Magazine

A primer on the issues and candidates in District 1, ahead of the 2019 municipal election. (You can vote by mail or in-person on May 7.) By Jay Bouchard | April ...



Meet Tay Anderson, the 20-Year-Old School Board Candidate Determined to Rescue the Denver Public School System From Itself  The Root

Everything about activist Tay Anderson screams “about that action.”



See disparities in how Colorado schools are serving black, Hispanic, and white students  Chalkbeat Colorado

White students showed more academic progress than black or Hispanic students in most districts – but not all. See our charts for details.



Post-strike, activists push to 'flip' the Denver school board  coloradopolitics.com

The Denver teacher strike was, at its core, a fight for higher pay. But it was also a backlash against controversial school district policies, ballooning bureaucracy, ...



As Denver's school choice process opens, which schools are the most – and least – popular?  Chalkbeat Colorado

Last year, more incoming 9th graders listed East High School as their first choice than any other high school in the city.



TCA's superb boys' soccer season ends with loss in state 4A semis  Colorado Springs Gazette

AURORA • For a few weeks at the start of the season, The Classical Academy's soccer team was looking very unlike a typical Classical Academy team.



Best Things to Do in Denver This Week, April 15-21, 2019  Westword

No, filing your taxes isn't fun, but once you've gotten that out of the way, there's plenty of fun to be had in Denver this week, from learning about psychedelics and ...



Find your Colorado PARCC 2018 results – and compare schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Colorado released the results of state tests that students took in the spring of 2018.



Broomfield economic director retires  Broomfield Enterprise

After eight years at the helm of Broomfield's economic development department, director Bo Martinez is trading mountain views for the ocean. Martinez resigns ...



Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students for promoting understanding, respect  Princeton University

Twenty-eight high school students from around the United States have been named recipients of the 2019 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The students were ...



Positive trends in Denver graduation, drop-out rates continue  Chalkbeat Colorado

As Denver Public Schools marked seven consecutive years of improved graduation rates last week, the city's education community celebrated the gains while ...



Denver North basketball hoops it up with Steph Curry  9NEWS.com

The Denver Nuggets aren't in the NBA Playoffs this year, but you've gotta root for someone, right? Don't be surprised to hear students at Denver North High ...



Armed with tamales in the battle for Denver schools  SocialistWorker.org

The labor movement can learn something about solidarity from the immigrant women who made tamales for striking teachers.



CU Students Donate Laptops To Future Buffs  CBS Denver

By Shawn Chitnis. BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Students from Denver's North High School traveled to the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday for a ...



Colorado teachers are turning to crowdfunding sites to pay for school supplies  The Denver Channel

DENVER – Teachers across the country are striking to demand better pay and better supplies , but some others are taking a more creative approach and turning ...



2018 USTFCCCA High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year – State-By-State Winners  U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fourth annual High ...



Day of the Dead Celebrations and Things to Do in Denver in 2018  Westword

Though El Diá de los Muertos is essentially a Mexican remembrance for the dead, there's a joy to its solemnity, as families leave favorite foods and offerings for ...



Colorado Sports Hall of Fame to induct six new members  KKTV 11 News

DENVER -- The Selection Committee of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame voted six individuals -- including Missy Franklin, Daniel Graham and Todd Lodwick ...



The toughest Denver public schools to get into  7NEWS Denver

The schools with more number of Denver students listing them as top choice for grades K, 6 and 9.



National school walkouts: What Colorado districts are planning  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- Students across the country are expected to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. The national school walkout is ...



Sandoval set to run for Denver City Council  La Voz Nueva

In mid-December, Denver City council member Rafael Espinoza announced that he would suspend his re-election campaign. Espinoza, who has fought against ...



Denver Mayoral Candidates on Major Issues Confronting the City  Westword

The major candidates to lead Denver for the next four years take on major issues confronting the city.



Rockies’ Field of Dreams program continues to influence youth, high school baseball across Colorado  The Denver Post

On average, players would donate anywhere from $20000 to $50000 per field, with superstars such as Larry Walker donating up to $250000 total. The fields ...



Cartoonist Drew Litton shares his take on Super Bowl LIII  9News.com KUSA

9toonist Drew Litton stopped by 9NEWS to share his take on Sunday's Super Bowl LIII. In just a couple of hours, Drew produced five cartoons tackling Super ...



Connie Ciarlelli, 58  Sentinel Colorado

Connie Ciarlelli, 58, of Littleton Colorado passed away on January 7, 2019 from metastasized endometrial cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 ...



Lisa Calderón will enter Denver mayor’s race to challenge Michael Hancock, and she’s already suing him  The Denver Post

Lisa Calderón, co-chair of the Colorado Latino Forum in Denver and a longtime community advocate in north Denver, will join the field of challengers to Mayor ...



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its fourth National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



A Guide to the Mayoral Candidates and Initiatives on the 2019 Denver Ballot  303 Magazine

At the beginning of May, Denver voters have a ballot with 10 candidates for mayor, as well as initiatives on homelessness and magic mushrooms.



New Teachers Are Often Assigned to High-Poverty Schools. Why Not Train Them There?  Education Week

Denver is testing a strategy for preparing new teachers: having them serve for a year as "associate teachers" in highly rated, high-poverty schools.



Free Things to Do in Denver, October 29 to November 1, 2018  Westword

Halloween week is here in Denver. Have some free fun at a classical music concert, cultural celebrations and at Open Media Foundation.



Denver community has lots of advice on picking a new superintendent – who will the board heed?  Chalkbeat Colorado

In the wake of news that Tom Boasberg will step down as Denver's superintendent, community members have begun to weigh in on what they want in the ...



Colorado man: 'I was almost a school shooter'  The Denver Channel

Six chilling words began a February 16 Facebook post from Aaron Stark: "I was almost a school shooter."



Lisa Calderón: Why You Should Elect Me Mayor of Denver  Westword

This May, Denver will choose a mayor to lead the city for the next four years. But where do candidates stand on the issues? And how do they plan to earn your ...



Cincinnati Bengals Week 13: First look at the Denver Broncos  Dayton Daily News

Bengals look to snap three-game losing streak Sunday at home vs. Broncos.



New Denver police chief gets to work, sets his sights on social harms, domestic violence  The Denver Channel

The new Denver police chief talked with Denver7 about why he wanted the position, what's next for the department and how they're building trust in the Denver ...



Duke Opens ACC Play at Syracuse Sunday  GoDuke.com

Game 10. No. 2 Duke (8-1) at No. 12 Syracuse (4-2). March 24, 2019 | 2 p.m. | ESPNU. Cicero-North High School | Syracuse, N.Y.. WatchESPN | Live Stats ...



PHOTOS: Bomb cyclone hits Colorado, March 13, 2019  The Denver Post

A bomb cyclone brought conditions similar to a category 1 hurricane to Denver and the Front Range on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as wind and snow ...



Colorado teenagers take pledges to stay off social media in October  9NEWS.com

Teenagers in Europe, Asia and America - including Colorado - are pledging to delete all social media apps on their phones for one month. "Social media really ...



Mayor Hancock names Paul Pazen, a district commander, as Denver’s next police chief  The Denver Post

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday named Cmdr. Paul Pazen as the city's next police chief during an afternoon news conference.



It’s official: Bomb cyclone is Colorado’s strongest storm on record  The Mercury News

Colorado recorded its lowest barometric pressure on record earlier this month during the so-called bomb cyclone, essentially confirming the storm as the ...



After late coaching change, Thomas Jefferson baseball ready to challenge North, East for Denver Prep League title  The Denver Post

Throughout the entire offseason, it appeared Thomas Jefferson was primed to make a run for the Denver Prep League title -- and a Class 4A playoff push ...



Paul Pazen sworn in as Denver Police Department chief  The Denver Post

Paul Pazen was sworn in Monday as the new Denver Police Department chief.



Terry Frei: Before there was “Irv and Joe,” there was “Irv and Pat” — as a young married couple in Greeley, at UNC  Greeley Tribune

Pat Brown and Irv Brown in the early days of their 63-year marriage, which started when both were college students in Greeley. (Photo courtesy Brown family.)



CU Denver's Daniel Ramirez wows Denver Public Schools Foundation...  CU Denver Today

Daniel Ramirez likes to tell people about the phone call that changed his life. It was a call from the University of Colorado Denver, telling him he'd.



Dr. Darlene LeDoux: A trailblazer that continues to inspire  La Voz Nueva

La Dra. Darlene LeDoux: una pionera que sigue inspirando.



Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago announces the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian ...



PHOTOS: Denver Public Schools Foundation Achieve Gala  The Know

The Lancer Drumline from Abraham Lincoln HIgh School ushered guests from the reception area into the ballroom for dinner and the program. DPS foundation ...



William Jewell set to hire Liberty North’s Chris McCabe as men’s basketball coach  Kansas City Star

After William Jewell men's basketball coach Larry Holley retired after this past season, the school has moved to hire Liberty North coach Chris McCabe to ...



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Here's how the local and national education communities are responding to Boasberg's exit  Chalkbeat Colorado

As the news of Tom Boasberg's departure ricocheted through the local and national education community, critics and champions of the Denver schools ...



Longtime CHSAA announcer Frank Palmeri passes away; previewing Regis Jesuit vs. Valor Christian hockey title  The Denver Post

Frank Palmeri, the longest-tenured public address announcer in Colorado high school sports history, passed away over the weekend at the age of 92. Assistant ...



Denver teacher raises money for archery program  7NEWS Denver

School is officially out for summer at North High School in Denver, but one teacher's work is far from over. Anna DeWitt, a French teacher at North High, ...



The Latest: Plane tickets, gun buy raised FBI's concerns  Daily Mail

Students leave Columbine High School late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. Following a lockdown at Columbine High School and other Denver area ...



3 Denver schools lift lockout after shots fired near schools during robbery  7NEWS Denver

DENVER – Police are still looking for 3 or 4 young men, who they say fired a couple of shots at a car during an attempted robbery near North High School.



New statewide record set at Iowa high school football game  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- A new high school football record was set Friday night in Iowa. The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced via Twitter that ...



Denver middle school principal tapped to lead Northfield High  Chalkbeat Colorado

Northfield High, which aims to offer the rigorous International Baccalaureate program to all kids, has gone through several changes since its rocky start.



Hispanic folk musician Eva Nuanez dies at 97  The Denver Post

Eva Nuanez, a natural-born musician and passionate singer, spread her love for music and won over the hearts of many Hispanic folk music enthusiasts around ...



DPS again fails to comply with federal mandate for English language learners  FOX31 Denver

DENVER -- The Denver Public Schools district, under court order to provide extra English classes to tens of thousands of struggling students, can't get it done.



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