Last week, we highlighted the top 25 Denver Public Schools as judged by the district's School Performance Framework, which gathers data to determine the effectiveness of schools at every level of the DPS system. Today, we look at the flip side -- the ten schools currently considered the furthest fro ... More >>
Denver Public Schools is projecting that it will once again be the largest school district in Colorado, a title it hasn't held since the 1970s. With an estimated 88,208 students enrolled this year, up from 72,188 students ten years ago, DPS calls itself the "fastest-growing urban school district in ... More >>
Denver may be landlocked, but Lower Highlands had lots of liquid assets last night. And we're not talking about all the new bars popping up in the hot LoHi area. A water main break at West 29th Avenue and Zuni Street sent torrents of water cascading through the neighborhood -- which includes Stone ... More >>
A much-contested deal to trade eleven acres of open space in the Cherry Creek corridor for an office building in central Denver, pushed by Mayor Michael Hancock and approved by city council in April, has triggered not one but two citizen petition drives to nix the swap and protect the land in questi ... More >>
Despite a personal appeal from hizzoner himself, the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board gave a thumbs-down last night to a controversial plan by Mayor Michael Hancock's administration to swap a parcel of open space in the Cherry Creek corridor for an office building. Amid much soul-searching ... More >>
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 >>
When some Denver-area schools are closed due to weather, they're usually all closed. But today, Denver Public Schools went rogue, holding classes despite the second day of cold-related closures by other major districts. DPS spokesman Michael Vaughn says parental gripes have gone both ways thi ... More >>
An opponent's sign. Last night, the Denver Public Schools board narrowly approved a turnaround plan for six struggling schools in far northeast Denver, including Montbello High, largely by hiring entirely new staffs or replacing them with charter schools. But first, the seven board members li ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.Broncos receiver Kenny McKinley was laid to rest yesterday (fortunately with no reported protests from members of Westboro Baptist Church) on the same day that Denver Public Schools publicly introduced its Signs of Suicide curriculum. The later event had been planned long befor ... More >>
Tom Boasberg speaking at Kepner this morning.Denver Public Schools is launching a radio series aimed at teaching English to Spanish-speaking parents and families. Called Maestro en Casa (Teacher at Home), the series will debut on September 15 on MARIA 1090 AM. At a press conference at Kepn ... More >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were getting your morning groove on at the new Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, which opened right around the same time as the Denver Biscuit Company. Cupcakes: out; biscuits: in. After hyping and hyping and hyping the two- ... More >>
An image from Fairview Elementary's website.Denver Public Schools spokesman Michael Vaughn has come through with the names of more DPS facilities seeing big absences due to the flu, be it H1N1/swine flu or the seasonal variety, along with specific percentages. He'd previously mentioned Columb ... More >>
This morning, the 2009 class of North High School will rehearse for tomorrow's graduation ceremonies at the Colorado Convention Center. The entire graduating class. That's because on Tuesday, Denver Public Schools put a halt to North principal Ed Salem's plan to prohibit about 50 out of 180 grad ... More >>
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 >>
"Leaving to Learn," a seven-day series in the Rocky Mountain News, hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, for obvious reasons; other news, including the slayings at Virginia Tech, regularly stole the spotlight over the course of its run. However, "Learn" provided an especially interesting look at ... More >>
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Save Our Children party helps the needy.
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DPS learns which schools are thirstiest for its Pepsi contract.
Will LoDo ever be more than a playground for big kids?
Off the hook
The state's new teacher incentive program has had unintended consequences.
Dumb's the word.
Denver schools will face a big budget crisis next year, and something's got to go.
Three years ago, Ashley was branded the worst elementary school in Denver. What’s changed? Everything.
Parents in northwest Denver finally got their school -- or did they?
DPS launches an ad campaign to recruit white students now that busing is over.
JAMES DOBSON URGES A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN AGAINST A DPS GAY-HEALTH POSTER.
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WHEN TWO DPS TEACHERS DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL, THEY DISCOVERED THEY HAD A LOT TO LEARN.