Nancy Werkmeister, a former assistant principal at North High School involved with the problem-ridden credit recovery program, is now working at Montbello High School. Denver Public Schools spokesman Mike Vaughn says Werkmeister "has a part-time contract to help with scheduling to make sure students ... More >>
Denver's graduation rate is on the rise. Statistics released today show that 56.1 percent of seniors graduated "on time" in the spring of 2011, as opposed to 51.8 percent in 2010. "On time" means they graduated four years after entering high school as freshmen. Meanwhile, the dropout rate stayed th ... More >>
Our most recent choice for Shmuck of the Week was Englewood teacher Alexandra McLean, who allegedly cozied up to a student in a car following a performance of Lend Me a Tenor. Shocking? Sure, but not all that surprising. The last year has included an unfair share of local reports involving sexual ... More >>
Big photo below.Update: After Abraham Lincoln High School coach Oscar Ponce was charged with sexually assaulting a teen last month, plenty of folks were shocked at the accusations -- and no wonder, since he was widely viewed as a role model. But when a second allegation surfaced, he disappea ... More >>
Big photo below.Update by Melanie Asmar, 3:30 p.m. December 20: Oscar Ponce has been formally charged with two counts: sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, pattern of abuse. The charges allege that the c ... More >>
The right wing likes to portray President Barack Obama as either one of two things: the good-times party animal you can spot in a Tag Team video, or the stereotypical Angry Black Man. Neither image brings to mind a good leader (and both are, you know, quietly racist). But as we saw on Tuesday during ... More >>
On his swing through the West this week, Barack Obama spoke on Tuesday afternoon to a crowded parking lot of spectators in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on South Federal touting his plan to grow the economy and create jobs. No word on whether Obama plans to avoid Comet Elenin at DIA. P ... More >>
"It was very common for me to go around, and a student would have their iPod on and they'd be cruising the Internet" -Frank Jones, 77, volunteer at North High
Hugh Ragin. KUVO, a jazz-oriented radio station at 89.3 FM, has had a good many financial challenges of late, as pointed out in "Changes in the Air at KUVO," a January Message column. But the outlet remains devoted to one of its primary missions -- introducing new generations of listeners to this ... More >>
Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year across the city.
From the week of September 14, 2006