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Manual High School
May 2, 2019
Michael Bennet left a complex mark on Denver schools. Now he’s running for president.
Michael Bennet's commitment to education reform could draw fire from the left, but he's also been a sharp critic of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
February 8, 2019
The fate of these Indianapolis schools is once again uncertain, years after state takeover
State control of Emma Donnan Middle School and Howe and Manual high schools is expected to end in just over a year.
December 7, 2018
New principal hired for Denver’s storied Manual High School
Joe Glover will start his new job on Jan. 1.
November 30, 2018
In second try, Denver names two finalists to lead Manual High
The finalists are both assistant principals in the Denver school district.
on the clock
September 10, 2018
After another low rating, Denver’s Manual High could face state intervention
Manual’s situation is noteworthy because Denver Public Schools generally has taken aggressive action toward low-performing schools before the state can step in.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
Updated May 22, 2018
Three candidates, no new leader: Principal search at Denver’s Manual High to continue
The search committee is recommending the district name an interim principal for the rest of 2018.
April 30, 2018
Three candidates are vying to become principal of Denver’s Manual High School
The three candidates include two who currently work for Denver Public Schools.
April 27, 2018
Investigation finds former Manual High principal Nick Dawkins violated district harassment policy, document shows
District policy defines harassment as “unwelcome, hostile, and offensive verbal, written, or physical conduct."
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
March 5, 2018
Interim Manual High principal named as district begins search for permanent leader
School board member Jennifer Bacon called for “a true study” of what led to the previous principal's departure.
‘Why I Left’
March 3, 2018
Former Manual principal resigned after learning of hostile work environment allegation
“The job of a principal in our current climate is not for the faint of heart."
March 2, 2018
Manual High principal resigns along with chair of booster group
The resignation of Nickolas Dawkins took many community members by surprise. He had said his vision was to "change the narrative" of the storied but struggling school.
September 27, 2017
After Confederate flag dispute at Colorado football game, schools pledge to bring students together
“At a time in our country when so many are divided, we want our students instead to come together."
August 18, 2017
These seventh-graders started the school year talking about Charlottesville and what they can do about racism
Mirroring conversations happening nationwide, a group of Denver seventh-graders this week delved into a discussion about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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