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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
asking the voters
June 16, 2016
Denver school board approves $628 million bond and mill package, new charter schools
“There’s a lot of good things in this proposal for schools, especially the hottest schools,” said board member Rosemary Rodriguez.
April 7, 2016
At Denver after-school program, students make gadgets that make a difference
A Denver-born idea for a new way of doing school imagines students setting their schedules and "socially conscious maker space."
May 13, 2015
Charter network moves from hand-crafted to more centralized curriculum
STRIVE Prep's teachers have traditionally created their curricula from scratch. Now the network's moving to standardize—at the same time DPS is planning to decentralize.
Hold up — wait a minute
October 23, 2014
Denver, STRIVE charter network put expansion plans on hold
Parents, students, and advocates in the city’s poor and heavily Latino southwest corner will have to wait at least one more year before they see…
August 15, 2014
Rocky year for high-performing charter network signals challenge of scaling up
A case study in the challenges of expansion at STRIVE Preparatory Schools
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.
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