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January 23, 2019
As Denver braces for strike, charter operators seek to reassure parents, tackle pay issue
While classes at charter schools wouldn't be directly affected by a Denver strike, any labor action will still touch those students and their families.
How I Teach
February 7, 2018
Lessons from the school store: How this special education teacher sets up students for an independent future
A special education teachers talks about how the school store helps students prepare for the future and why there’s no stigma when lessons are repeated in her classroom.
January 18, 2018
Lack of requests for new schools hinders Denver charter network expansion plans
Some charter leaders said they're thinking about expanding beyond Denver, if they haven't already.
How I Teach
October 23, 2017
‘They are world-changers.’ A sixth-grade teacher wants stifled voices to be heard
A finalist for Colorado's Teacher of the Year award talked about what she learned from an angry mother who revealed her sixth-grade son couldn't read.
'class of 2031'
September 22, 2017
An earlier start: Once rare, more Denver charter schools are embracing preschool
A growing number of Denver youngsters are attending preschools run by the city's charter schools, including one in the KIPP charter network.
June 12, 2017
Denver schools chief backs community panel’s pick to replace closing school
He's recommending that leaders of McGlone Academy take over struggling Amesse Elementary.
June 8, 2017
Divided community panel picks district-run option over charter to replace closing Denver school
The plan submitted by McGlone Academy leaders was recommended in a 3-2 vote.
an 'equity agenda'
May 30, 2017
Inside one Denver charter school operator’s push to serve all students
STRIVE Preparatory Schools has made fundamental changes in how it serves students.
May 18, 2017
Denver Public Schools’ glaring conflict: both authorizing and operating schools
Charter schools are questioning whether they are getting a fair shot in the heated competition to restart two schools being closed.
February 10, 2017
Charter schools band together to advocate major expansion in Denver Public Schools
In all, 27 letters of intent were filed in response to the district's annual call for new school proposals.
How I Teach
January 25, 2017
This Denver teacher avoids lectures and worksheets. He wants students to ask the big questions.
A Denver world studies teacher shares tips for getting students to ask — and answer — big questions about complex issues.
November 10, 2016
What my students wrote on the day after Trump won, the most intense day of my teaching career
'For many of our students, it was one of the worst days of their life.'
September 22, 2016
After latest test scores, some Denver schools celebrate success, while others wonder what went wrong
The difference illustrates the difficulty of drawing definitive conclusions from test results.
September 1, 2016
Denver catching up to state in test scores, though some schools slipped
DPS’s average scores still trail statewide averages -- but not by much.
August 11, 2016
Absent PARCC data, schools turn to local data to make instructional changes
State officials blame the delay on paper-and-pencil testing.
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