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Finding a home
November 17, 2017
Denver school board permanently co-locates charter elementary in middle school building
Co-locations can be controversial but have become more common.
March 24, 2015
With nod to charter networks, DPS is giving a successful principal a second school
Denver Public Schools is creating its first Innovation Management Organization, an attempt to mimic charter networks' approach to replicating schools.
meeting of the minds
October 29, 2014
Southwest Denver parents to share vision of schools with board member
The parents are backed by a coalition of some of the city's most influential reform organizations including A+ Denver, Democrats for Education Reform, Stand for Children Colorado, and Latinos for Education Reform. That coalition, which also worked with Padres Unidos, released a report last spring that detailed the plight of the city's southwest schools.
Circle of life
September 12, 2014
For southwest Denver principal, three years to create and then close a school
As the new principal at Kepner Middle School and her team of administrators and teachers work toward creating a fully-functional school in the city's impoverished southwest corner, they do so knowing that in a few years they'll have to pack up everything and turn over the keys to two new programs.
shantay you stay
June 12, 2014
DPS board expected to approve new schools tonight
Denver's school board is likely to approve 13 new charter schools tonight.
June 9, 2014
New Kepner Middle School principal says she needs parents’ feedback, support
The three parents who attended Thursday's meeting with Guajardo urged the new leader to beef up security especially outside the school and to reach out to parents, who are visibly absent from the school's community.
June 2, 2014
DPS still unsure which programs will take over Kepner
Families and observers of Kepner Middle School are still a few days away from learning which new programs will take over the district’s lowest-performing school.
May 13, 2014
Southwest Denver parents to district: improve Kepner now
Parents and community members from southwest Denver met with the city’s school board Monday to share their thoughts on four possible school models that could…
Politics & Policy
April 11, 2014
Kepner parents get sneak peek at new school models
Ricky Garcia, an eighth grader at STRIVE Prep Federal, told a committee of Kepner parents why he thought a STRIVE charter school at the Kepner…
March 6, 2014
List of potential new Denver schools for 2015-2016 now public
For those waiting to see who might apply to take over Denver’s struggling Kepner and Manual campuses, the wait’s over. The list of potential new…
This time you gotta take it easy
February 6, 2014
Kepner parents appear warm to DPS’ reform efforts
Despite the below-zero temperature outside, Denver Public Schools officials were met with a warmer-than-expected reception from about two dozen parents at Kepner Middle School, where plans are underway to re-invent the struggling campus.
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