Subject:

Elementary Education

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    National campaign to improve third-grade reading launches in Denver

    Here's the problem: In Denver, 56 percent of public school fourth graders are not proficient in reading -- a measurement that experts say is closely linked to dropout rates, graduation rates and possibly even incarceration. It's an alarming trend that is much worse for minority and low-income studen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Great Lives in Colorado History: What we learned by channeling our inner third-grader

    ​Last week, DPS launched the Great Lives in Colorado History series. Written by local educators, the thirteen biographies completed so far introduce Coloradans of the past to third-graders of the present. The results are both educational and complete: In the two we borrowed to channel our inn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Denver teachers rewrite history -- and their curriculum -- with 13 Colorado biographies

    Filter Press​Cat DeRose has lived near Little Raven Street for years, but she has Denver Public Schools' third graders to thank for all that she now knows about its namesake. And later this month, they'll be able to thank her back. DeRose's 23-page book, Little Raven, Chief of the Southern Ar ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
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    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    DPS board member Andrea Merida hijacks district's media mailing list

    Lots more of these want to attend sixth grade in the Lake Middle School building, which will also house a West Denver Prep charter school next year.​Update, 2:10 p.m.: Westword just spoke to Andrea Merida. To read what she had to say, click on "More" and scroll to the bottom. Denver Public Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Gay porn found on computer of Daniel Brock, Christian school principal acquitted of sexually touching male students

    Daniel Brock, in a Channel 4 image.​Unfortunately, sex charges against men working in religious settings aren't exactly unknown. However, Daniel Brock, principal at Silver State Christian School, was recently acquitted by a Jefferson County jury of improperly touching one student and attemptin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Report of attempted child abduction in Boulder

    View Larger Map Boulder Police are investigating reports of an attempted child abduction at Mesa Elementary School, 1575 Lehigh St., seen in the graphic above (if you have problem seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Get the details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    The Columbine effect: A horrific roster of school shootings since 1999

    The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Q&A with Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang

    Photo by Rasmus Weng Karlsen Efterklang is a Danish group whose latest album, 2007's Parades, merges electronic touches with sweeping orchestration -- a combination that results in a vivid, dreamy soundtrack to bliss. In advance of the outfit's March 14 gig at the Larimer Lounge, bassist/multi-inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008
  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Life Skills Offers Last-Chance High

    Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Faith, Hope...and Charity

    Against all odds, this nine-year-old has been voted the most likely to succeed.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Soldiers' Song

    The Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers fight for their right to, well, rock.

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Students' Counsel

    The next generation takes a pop quiz on the media.

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    See Jane Read

    Jane Komperda is overcoming dyslexia one letter at a time. But the St. Vrain School District still thinks she's too smart for special ed.

  • News

    August 14, 2003
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    March 13, 2003

    Reading, Writing and CSAP Scores

    DPS's new literacy program is raising the bar -- but will it raise test scores?

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Making the Grade

    The state's most-improved schools got banners -- but the checks aren't in the mail.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Soda and Water

    DPS learns which schools are thirstiest for its Pepsi contract.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Speak and Be Heard

    Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Teacher's Pet Peeves

    The state's new teacher incentive program has had unintended consequences.

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Touched by an Angel

    Gifted children are otherworldly, Linda Silverman says. The challenge is helping them thrive here on earth.

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Sister Act

    These girls go to the head of the class.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    A Bad Rap

    Sticks and stones may break its bones, but can Teller Elementary's name hurt it?

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Blinded by Science

    Boulder throws another Barbie on the fire.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Summer School

    Four Denver schools plan to switch to a year-round schedule.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    One for All

    Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Telling Tales Out of School

    After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Class Wars

    Northeast Denver's schools are running out of room.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Child's Play

    Middle-schoolers find out what it's like to have a bun in the Easy-Bake Oven.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Honor Rolled

    Parents in Boulder say their school-board members lied to them.

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Lessons from the Third Grade

    Three years ago, Ashley was branded the worst elementary school in Denver. What’s changed? Everything.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Playtime Is Over

    Parents in northwest Denver finally got their school -- or did they?

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    School Haze

    After two assaults at Stedman Elementary School, parents are looking for answers.

  • Calendar

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Truth or Scare

    Drug-using DARE graduates come clean about the program's faults.

  • Calendar

    May 13, 1999
  • News

    April 29, 1999

    !Atencion, Por Favor!

    Parents in northwest Denver say the school district doesn't listen--so they're making more noise.

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Zero for Conduct

    Teacher Joseph C'de Baca says Denver's public schools are failing Hispanic students--by passing those who don't deserve it.

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    Readin', Writin' and Rabble-Rousin'

    Boulder school board president Stephanie Hult is an old liberal with conservative ideas--and a king-sized chip on her shoulder.

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    Class Warfare

    As they battle for bigger budgets, Colorado educators get a crash course in fundraising.

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Shot in the Arm

    Colorado starts mandatory hepatitis B vaccinations for schoolkids.

  • News

    November 21, 1996

    The Show Must Go On

    And thanks to these Pioneers, it will.

  • News

    September 27, 1995

    CLOSED ENCOUNTERS

    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE OPEN SCHOOL IS ANYTHING BUT AN OPEN BOOK.AN OPEN AND SHUT UP CASE AT THE JEFFCO OPEN SCHOOL, THEY DON'T ALWAYS PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACH.

  • News

    March 29, 1995

    CHARTER MEMBERS

    WHEN TWO DPS TEACHERS DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL, THEY DISCOVERED THEY HAD A LOT TO LEARN.

  • News

    December 21, 1994

    A HOUSE DIVIDED

    A DAUGHTER'S ACCUSATIONS RIPPED THIS FAMILY APART.FAMILY PLOTS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WAHRLES ISN'T A PRETTY PICTURE.

  • News

    May 25, 1994
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    May 18, 1994

    FAILING GRADE

    SOME PARENTS GIVE LOW MARKS TO JEFFCO'S "MULTI-AGE" CLASSROOMS.

  • News

    January 5, 1994

    Class Dismissed

    Barnum Elementary struggles to understand Hillary Adams's last lesson.

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