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 >>
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 >>
Filter PressCat 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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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.
WHEN TWO DPS TEACHERS DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL, THEY DISCOVERED THEY HAD A LOT TO LEARN.
A DAUGHTER'S ACCUSATIONS RIPPED THIS FAMILY APART.FAMILY PLOTS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WAHRLES ISN'T A PRETTY PICTURE.
SOME PARENTS GIVE LOW MARKS TO JEFFCO'S "MULTI-AGE" CLASSROOMS.
Barnum Elementary struggles to understand Hillary Adams's last lesson.