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 >>
Easley.Update five: Recall proponents are hard at work gathering signatures. But it hasn't always been easy. See more below our fourth update.
Update four: The petition to initiate the recall process has been approved. See more below our third update.
Brett ReeseLast year, Westword profiled Andrea Merida, a Denver Public Schools board member who caused a stir in 2009 when she had herself secretly sworn in. Last year, a few voters tried to recall her after she wrote a negative op-ed about a senate candidate without revealing that she was wo ... More >>
Andrea Merida. Andrea Merida, the controversial Denver Public Schools board member, survived a recall attempt this week when the voters asking for her removal didn't collect enough signatures -- although that's not the way recall organizer Jose Silva explained the situation in two e-mails to ... More >>
Andrea Merida. An attempt to recall controversial Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida appears to have failed. The three southwest Denver voters who asked for the recall had until Monday to submit a petition complete with the signatures of 4,342 voters in Merida's district. Accord ... More >>
On Thursday, the seven-member Denver Public Schools board will vote on whether to censure three of its members: Jeannie Kaplan, Arturo Jimenez and Andrea Merida, subject of our recent story "Rule Breaker." But a legal opinion from the district's teachers union says the trio, accused of viola ... More >>
Andrea Merida on a recent Westword cover.A third attempt to initiate a recall of controversial Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida has been given the go-ahead. The three southwest Denver voters who asked for the recall now have sixty days to collect 4,342 signatures from voters i ... More >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida. Last month, the DPS school board held a day-long retreat at the district's Balarat Outdoor Education Center. The seven-member board is divided on many issues, with four members in the majority and three -- including Andrea Merida, the subject of this week's featur ... More >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida.Our latest feature story, "Andrea Merida's Classroom Behavior Has Earned Her a Seat Apart on the Denver School Board," profiles Merida, the controversial DPS board member who, in ten months on the board, has butted heads with administrators, stood up for teachers w ... More >>
Andrea Merida.A second attempt to recall Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida has failed.
The Denver Elections Division again rejected a recall petition submitted by three voters in Merida's district because it contained numerous typos and legal flaws and was not in the proper fo ... More >>
Andrea Merida.An attempt to recall Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida failed yesterday when a petition to initiate the process was rejected by the Denver Elections Division. According to division spokesman Alton Dillard, the petition was not in the proper format.
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Andrea Merida.SquareState.net has published a chain of e-mails between former DPS superintendent-turned-Senator Michael Bennet, current Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg and board members Jeannie Kaplan and Teresa Pena about the DPS pension financing deal that made headlines i ... 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.
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Plenty of folks, including members of the Denver Post editorial board, have been pretty disapproving of new Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida in the days since she had herself secretly sworn in hours before a Monday-night board meeting so she could vote on controversial school reform ... More >>
Maybe the Denver Public Schools board should have taken a cue from the smiling children in this DPS promo photo.Last night's Denver Public Schools board meeting had its fair share of hateration.
And plenty of people turned out to witness it. By 4:25 p.m., signs on the boardroom door at the ... More >>
Nancy LevineRoberto Solis's deer with ashes sauce Outside, the temperature was dropping -- but inside Lola, we might as well have been on a beach in Mexico. That's because chef Jamey Fader and guest chef Roberto Solis were hosting a Yucatan dinner, full of the tastes of that region
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