Montbello High School's drumline will be flying high next week, when its members take one of the first Dreamliner trips to Tokyo in order to visit Denver's sister city of Takayama, Japan. In preparation for the trip, on Saturday the students went through an orientation organized by the Japan Exchang ... More >>
A Montbello High student who says a schoolmate, nineteen-year-old Paris Bonds, tried to sexually assault her was so traumatized by what took place that she sought therapy before she reported the alleged crime to police. But with the therapist's encouragement, the young woman contacted the Denver PD ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Hip-hop 101," describes a new venture by CU-Boulder English Professor and Anthology of Rap co-editor Adam Bradley: A "Hip-Hop in the Classroom" program based at Montbello High School, the far northeast Denver school in the midst of a drastic turnaround plan. The story focus ... More >>
Montbello High School's drum line marched down 16th Street Mall yesterday in preparation for the inaugural Make Music Denver event on June 21. Hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership, Make Music Denver will be a daylong festival that celebrates World Music Day, simultaneously in more than 450 citi ... More >>
It's Tuesday, not exactly the day of the week when you expect a downtown parade, especially one that's just for the hell of it, put on seemingly for no reason except to spread some fun. But that's what you'll get this lunch hour, when the award-winning Montbello Drumline marches down the 16th Street ... More >>
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 >>
Denver's graduation rate is on the rise. Statistics released today show that 56.1 percent of seniors graduated "on time" in the spring of 2011, as opposed to 51.8 percent in 2010. "On time" means they graduated four years after entering high school as freshmen. Meanwhile, the dropout rate stayed th ... More >>
City Year, an AmeriCorps program that focuses on mentoring at-risk students at high-needs schools across the country, has come to Denver. Fifty young adults ages 17 to 24 are now serving as tutors and mentors in five Denver public schools.
Nate Easley. Update below: Nate Easley has survived an attempt to recall him. Supporters of the recall effort failed to collect enough valid signatures to place the question of whether to recall the Denver Public School board president on an upcoming ballot. They needed 5,363. They collected ... More >>
Easley.Update: Easley responds to DeFENSE Denver below our original item. DeFENSE Denver, a self-described coalition of parents, students and educators, is one of the forces behind the recent recall attempt of Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley. And the group has not taken kin ... More >>
From denvernorth.orgNorth High School. Six struggling Denver schools were awarded $14.4 million in federal money to help them "turn around" -- which is education-speak for raise test scores and graduation rates. The schools -- Montbello High School, Rachel B. Noel Middle School, Gilpin K-8 S ... More >>
Seeing stars and stealing cells.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.
This Apostle's work here is almost done.
The All-Star Jam
In one afternoon, this Montbello student went from cheerleading to lockup.
Let There Be Light
A Denver high school teacher says her superiors need to brush up on their ABCs.
From the week of April 20
Northeast Denver's schools are running out of room.
These days, former Nation of Islam spokesman Jamal Muhammad is focusing on the hip-hop nation.
West High School's Alan Chimento is sent to the principal's office.
Punk-rock guitarist turned Nation of Islam minister Jamal Muhammad is still angry--and not just in black and white.