After a tumultuous year of difficult setbacks, the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone recently benefited from a series of developments, including the reversal of a controversial policy, the passage of a beneficial law, and the hiring of a new leader.
The recent Uvalde shooting was a tragic reminder that we have come to expect that police now know how best to respond to a school shooter and will act based on the latest and best conclusions of law enforcement and education professionals. The delay in Uvalde that cost additional lives led us to ask spokespersons from Denver Police Department (DPD) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) about their readiness for such an event.
The Northfield Nighthawks met the #1-ranked Windsor Wizards in the Girls’ Varsity 4A State Championships on May 24.
This month: 1) The Urban Farm to Host Open House/Free Admission Day; 2) Denver Zoo Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community; 3) Northfield HS Hosts Shark Tank-Inspired Competition, Awards $1,000 Seed Money; and 4) Combat Loneliness: Write to a Senior Citizen
There are ten innovation Northeast Denver schools: Swigert, Willow, Inspire, Isabella Bird, Ashley, Montclair School, Denver Discovery, Denver Green School-Northfield, McAuliffe International, and Northfield High School.
After listening to over a 100 community members, most of whom spoke passionately about the positive powers of innovation, the DPS Board voted to pass a controversial Executive Limitation that will provide protections to all licensed teachers while also limiting innovation practices.
The Denver Public Schools board wants to yank much of the power to innovate from the district’s innovation schools. The board is seeking input at two community meetings this month, but it is expected to approve the move later in March.
This month: 1) The Shops at Northfield Sold; 2) DPS Healthy Start Times to Affect Bussing; 3) Proposed Suncor Permit Sent to EPA
A straightforward critic of the institutional racism she saw in the district, Bailey was also a compassionate leader who believed the system could change and was willing to help.
If you recall the days of sweating over paper applications, the bell of your parents’ IBM Selectric as you reached the end of a line, and visiting a lonely guidance counselor whose office was located deep in the bowels of your high school, know that your child will have a very different experience.