Outspoken Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida will not run for re-election. In a blog post on her website (the full text of which is below), she explains why: "I cannot, in good conscience, serve on a board whose only function now is to give tests." Merida was the subject of a 2010 Wes ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Education is conducting an investigation into possible cheating at two schools in Denver where a review of state test results showed "statistical irregularities," according to a press release just sent out by Denver Public Schools. DPS doesn't identify the schools, but Edu ... More >>
If you thought Michael Bennet's Regal Cinema deal for Philip Anschutz was complicated, just try to wrap your brain around the Denver Public Schools financing deal he arranged in 2008. The New York Times did, and just published "Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt." Here's the star ... More >>
News is busting out all over today -- and not just in Denver District Judge Larry Naves's courtroom, where Ward Churchill may take the stand in his case against the University of Colorado, now starting week two. Or on the Auraria campus, where veteran newshounds of the Rocky Mountain News will un ... More >>
Now that Michael Bennet has been named to take over for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate (no cowboy hat required), Colorado pols can get back to the business of running the state (at least until it's time to start running for whatever seat may be in play in 2010). Today, the Denver Board of Edu ... More >>
Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.
This senior won't give DPS a gold star.
How many search firms does it take to not find a new superintendent?
Sticks and stones may break its bones, but can Teller Elementary's name hurt it?
A teacher at Thornton High School gets a lesson in social studies.
Four Denver schools plan to switch to a year-round schedule.
Denver schools will face a big budget crisis next year, and something's got to go.
The Lunch Hour
Denver Public Schools' bilingual-education policy is open to interpretation.
P.S.1's changing course leaves some people wondering what direction the charter school is taking.
Parents in northwest Denver finally got their school -- or did they?
After two assaults at Stedman Elementary School, parents are looking for answers.
Parents in northwest Denver say the school district doesn't listen--so they're making more noise.
Denver Public Schools considers privatizing its health and social services.
Teacher Joseph C'de Baca says Denver's public schools are failing Hispanic students--by passing those who don't deserve it.
OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO SUSAN CASEY'S CAMPAIGN.