The performance at Willow Elementary School’s annual Ubuntu Night follows a bustling pot luck dinner in the cafeteria where shared dishes—ranging from fried plantains to Jewish noodle kugle to New Orleans jambalaya—represent the broad cultural heritage of school families.
Denver Public Schools approached SUN this fall to determine the amenability to a conversation about shifting from proximity buckets to proximity zones for the elementary school choice process for the Stapleton enrollment zone.
If you have a child in one of these DPS schools, the first score you looked for was likely your own child or grandchild’s school. Lacking any of those you probably looked first at the closest school. Humans are wired to instinctively care for their own family and “tribe”—those closest to us.
This past June, the DPS school board passed a resolution eliminating the use of handcuffs in elementary schools; the only exception is “if the student is openly displaying a deadly weapon,” according to the resolution. This piece addresses alternatives to handcuff use, including de-escalation training DPS staff undergo.
Whether one selects a technical or vocational school, a two-year or a four-year degree program, an in-state or out-of-state undergraduate experience, the decision on where to apply to college is not one-sided. Writing an outstanding personal essay can be key to the admissions process.
DPS Board At-Large Candidates Natela Alexandrovna Manuntseva, Tay Anderson and Alexis Menocal Harrigan talk about their policy priorities.
Annette Haugh was just seventeen when two bad guys with guns changed her life forever. “I separated myself into two parts that day—Columbine survivor and Annette—and I’ve spent the last twenty years trying to put those parts back together.”
With the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board election coming this fall, the Front Porch brought together four former Board members to share wisdom born of experience.
Statewide, 3rd through 8th graders take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Test. High school students take the PSAT (9th and 10th graders) and the SAT (11th graders) to track their readiness for college.
A lion, row upon row of feline heads of many varieties, bags of bear claws and dozens of coin purses made of frogs are among the 1.3 million items stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Commerce City.