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 >>
Andrea Merida. Andrea Merida, Denver Public Schools board member and Westword cover subject, has been making headlines once again. Education News Colorado was the first to report this week that Merida had overspent her $5,000 DPS-boardmember budget by more than $7,000. More than $4,000 of the ... 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," this week's cover story, questions whether students at North High School were allowed to cheat in online credit recovery courses in order to make up classes they'd failed -- and ultimately, graduate. In the three years that North has used credit recovery, graduation r ... More >>
Nicole Veltze. North High school will have a new principal next year, its fourth in five years. Nicole Veltze, the current principal at nearby Skinner Middle School, will take over for Ed Salem, who has helmed North since the fall of 2008.
Tomorrow, the North community will have the opportun ... More >>
Give North High School extra credit for its graduation rate, which increased 12.1 percent in 2009 -- compared to the overall Denver Public Schools increase of 3.2 percent, up to a sad 52.7 percent of high school students graduating on time this past year.
I came down hard on Ed Salem, North' ... 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 >>