At a Denver Public Schools event about so-called "health justice" earlier today, Alicia Leon, a Denver single mother of four, said the challenge of living healthily is simple: Processed food is cheap, available, and easy to prepare, while fresh produce and healthy meals are expensive, harder to find ... More >>
An investigation into allegations of cheating within the credit recovery program at North High School found that while the program's online classes were "challenging," staff members did not sufficiently monitor the students enrolled. "It is discouraging when adult decisions jeopardize opportunitie ... More >>
Ed Salem, who recently resigned as principal of North High School, has been hired as a teacher at a new school in central Denver aimed at helping struggling students graduate. Salem's decision to leave North came just before the district asked state officials to investigate the school's cred ... More >>
"Passing on Education," a recent Westword cover story, questions whether North High students were allowed to cheat in online credit recovery courses designed to help them make up courses they'd failed and ultimately, graduate. Denver Public Schools has now responded with a long editorial pos ... 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
Manual High School, home to top debaters Theron and Teague Harrison and a school with a long history of struggle, has picked a new principal: Brian Dale, who currently serves as assistant principal at Bruce Randolph School, another acclaimed "turnaround" story.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.