Bid a bittersweet farewell to Life Skills, Denver's own last-chance high school. Last year, Denver Public Schools announced that Life Skills would close -- a decision backed by the state board of education. As such, the graduation ceremony that took place at the King Performing Arts Center on Friday ... More >>
Tonight, Life Skills Center will graduate its last-ever class. Back in November, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education voted to shutter the last-chance high school, a decision that the State Board of Education upheld on appeal in March. That left about 180 kids without a school for next year. ... More >>
The Ricardo Flores Magon Academy charter school can continue operating. Today, the Charter School Institute voted to extend the embattled school's contract for five more years -- with several stipulations. Among them: Find a new leader. The school's founder and most recent principal, Marcos Martinez ... More >>
Life Skills Center lost its appeal yesterday before the State Board of Education, which sided with Denver Public Schools' decision to close the school. The last-chance high, which Westword profiled in 2007, will shut its doors after eight years of educating all who showed up on its doorstep, no matt ... More >>
Marcos Martinez, the controversial founder of the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy and subject of our cover story "A Hard Line," has resigned. So, too, have two other employees whom the school's board of trustees asked to take a paid leave while they investigated complaints against them. The school is n ... More >>
This week's cover story, "A Hard Line," takes a look at the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy, a charter school in Westminster with both high test scores and a high number of former teachers, one of whom recently filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school. Among complaints voiced by some fo ... More >>
This year may be the last for the Life Skills Center, a last-chance high school that Westword profiled in 2007. Last night, the Denver Public Schools board voted to shutter the struggling alternative charter school, which had been given a second chance in 2008 after facing the same fate.
Letters from the week of 12/20/2007
Skyland Community High School faces renewal or revocation of its charter next week. Itís out to prove it can make the grade.
A late-summer confrontation leaves two families grieving.