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July 24, 2019
Columbine High School, widely synonymous with tragedy, will not be rebuilt or renamed
After a nearly two-month public survey period, Jefferson County Public Schools has decided against tearing down and rebuilding Columbine High School.
June 6, 2019
Seeking to deter a ‘morbid fascination,’ Jeffco may rebuild Columbine High School
The new school would be built to the west of the current school and would retain the same name of Columbine High School.
Not the last time
April 17, 2019
After Colorado districts held ‘hostage’ by threats, school leaders look for lessons learned
Closing more than two dozen school districts across Colorado in response to a threat from a single individual was unprecedented, but it might not be…
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
February 22, 2018
A Detroit high schooler is among 13 young adults steering two national student protests against gun violence
Among the 13 teens and young adults spearheading two nationwide student protests against gun violence is a Detroit high schooler who says guns…
September 2, 2014
DPS’s subpar grant application costs school $1 million, but leader forges ahead
The Tiered Improvement Grant application, submitted by Denver Public Schools on behalf of Columbine Elementary School, was the first ever to be prepared by Denver and rejected by the state, state officials believe.
March 20, 2014
In the latest DPS leadership change, a new principal at Morey Middle School
District officials announced the new leader of central Denver’s Morey Middle School yesterday, replacing the school’s current leader who will leave at the end of…
will this deja vu never end?
March 11, 2014
District leaders ask for trust amid elementary principal change
Jason Krause, described by the district as a "proven school leader," will be Columbine Elementary School's fifth principal in seven years when he takes over in the fall. Parents at a Monday night meeting were skeptical of Denver Public Schools long term plans for the struggling school.
March 8, 2014
DPS names new leader for elementary school
Denver school officials have selected a new leader for struggling Columbine Elementary School. Parents will be able to meet with the school’s new principal at…
Stop right there — thank you very much
February 27, 2014
Northeast Denver elementary school to lose ‘relentless’ leader
Second-year principal Beth Yates notified Columbine Elementary School staff last week that Denver Public Schools has decided to move her to another position within the district. A letter to parents, signed by Yates, followed.
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