A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven Denver teachers who claim that the district used a provision of the state's landmark teacher effectiveness law to get rid of them without due process. Denver District Court Judge Michael Martinez found that since the law makes no mention of "tenure," lo ... More >>
The four candidates supportive of Denver Public Schools' brand of education reform swept the school board election yesterday. Barbara O'Brien, Rosemary Rodriguez, Mike Johnson and Landri Taylor will fill the four open slots on a seven-member board that has been characterized by clashes between its r ... More >>
A second round of campaign finance reports filed in the Denver Public Schools school board election reveals a familiar pattern: the four so-called reform candidates continue to raise the most money, thanks to donations from high-profile reformers, such as Texas billionaires John and Laura Arnold, wh ... More >>
Update: At least two of the nine Denver Public Schools Board of Education candidates -- Michael Kiley and Meg Schomp -- voluntarily disclosed all campaign contributions over $100 by midnight on October 25, fulfilling a request from a coalition of organizations that includes the Denver teachers union ... More >>
Like much of the rhetoric surrounding next month's Denver Public Schools school board election, the nine candidates are roughly split when it comes to who's funding their campaigns. The four so-called reform candidates have received big checks from Phil Anschutz, Daniel Ritchie and DaVita CEO Kent T ... More >>
Flickr. Update below: Today -- gloriously breezy today! -- Denver Public Schools students will finally get a respite from the oppressive heat that has marked the end of August. And since most city schools don't have air-conditioning, many parents and school district officials have been left w ... More >>
On Thursday, the seven-member Denver Public Schools board will vote on whether to censure three of its members: Jeannie Kaplan, Arturo Jimenez and Andrea Merida, subject of our recent story "Rule Breaker." But a legal opinion from the district's teachers union says the trio, accused of viola ... More >>
Reeves Whalen didn't mean to touch a nerve when he organized tonight's panel discussion on Senate Bill 191, the controversial "teacher tenure bill" drafted by Senator Michael Johnston and approved by lawmakers earlier this year. But the lineup of speakers the personal injury attorney and act ... More >>
"Next year, kids, there could be twice as many of you."At 4:30 p.m., Governor Bill Ritter has scheduled a news conference to talk about the rest of his budget proposal for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, following his Monday submission of digits relating to the Public Health and Environment, Agric ... More >>
DPS's new literacy program is raising the bar -- but will it raise test scores?
The state's new teacher incentive program has had unintended consequences.
Manual High School earned extra credit for surviving the end of busing. But can it survive the CSAP?
Hot coffee and hot words characterize a divisive race for a school-board seat.
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.
THE WINNERS AND LOSERS AFTER A YEAR OF THE CHARTER-SCHOOL LAW.