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November 20, 2018
Vitti made the grade in first year of Detroit turnaround, school board says
The Detroit district superintendent received high marks from the school board after his first year, a vote of…
September 7, 2018
Amid heated community debate, Denver extends time for superintendent search
The initial public meetings have surfaced longstanding tensions between those who believe in the school district’s vision and those who don’t.
February 2, 2018
Five ideas to help Denver students get to the schools they choose
With school choice underway in Denver, here's how a persistent local critic would improve what he calls the district's “antiquated transportation policies.”
Detroit Story Booth
July 19, 2017
This Detroit educator used a sense of community and mentorship to help a student through a personal tragedy
Wright told her Detroit school story as part of Chalkbeat's Story Booth series, which began last spring with our storytelling launch event at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
November 4, 2016
Why the new changes to the color ratings for Denver schools have me red in the face
The district's newfound concern for schools that will see their ratings fall underscore the real consequences of that system — one that has hurt schools I've worked at.
Put to the test
August 5, 2015
Data from ACT and DPS shows that Hispanic students aren’t college ready
A majority of U.S. Hispanic students planned to enroll in college last year, but nearly half weren’t ready for college level courses, according to a report from ACT.
July 27, 2015
Students in college readiness program say they find more than academic support
Local students participated in the AVID Summer Institute, a national conference for educators who teach college-readiness skills, in Denver this month.
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July 21, 2015
How social media gives voters insight into candidates’ campaign styles
The DPS Board of Education candidates’ activity on social media can provide voters an insight into each candidate’s campaign.
Science and Social Studies
July 16, 2015
In Denver, big swings in some schools’ scores, even as district follows state trends
DPS scores on science and social studies assessments track state trends, but some schools are thriving while others struggle.
July 14, 2015
Denver Board candidate Kristi Butkovich: Decisionmaking needs to include community
Kristi Butkovich, candidate for school board in southeast Denver, talks about the upcoming race and her stances on education issues in Denver. 12 hours ago
February 23, 2015
DSST boosts long-term growth goal to 22 schools by 2021
DSST has proposed four new campuses with middle and high schools.
January 15, 2015
DPS approves additional bond spending on technology, buildings
The DPS board approved new spending plans targeting technology, buildings, and other improvements.
Student & School Performance
June 26, 2014
Incoming high school freshmen get taste of college life
For about 55 Denver incoming high school freshman, the idea of using engineering software and a 3-D printer to transform their drawings into three-dimensional models seemed…
Make it so
June 6, 2014
Southwest Denver parents rally, want better schools
Members of Stand for Children and Padres y Jovenes Unidos, along with other community members, held copies of new report, yelling, "Ya basta," Spanish for "Enough is Enough," during a rally for better schools in southwest Denver.
December 10, 2013
For parents, a long wish list for new Oakland elementary school
A track and field day, a holiday potluck for community members, gym classes and sports team, school plays and more homework. That’s what parents put…
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