Former Mayor Federico Peña and Mayor Michael B. Hancock today sent a statement of their concerns to the members of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education saying, “We do not believe that this dysfunctional board can now attract a more capable superintendent than Susana Cordova…”
When McAuliffe shared its hybrid learning plan with parents on back-to-school night September 17, the limits of learning during Covid became clear to many who had fantasized about a return to the traditional school day.
What may be the long term implications of pods on public education? In the long term, could it lead to middle class and wealthier parents’ divestment from public schools?
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many normal routines and traditions, but perhaps nowhere more than the annual fall ritual of heading off for college.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2020 — Superintendent Cordova says DPS is aiming to keep cohorts small. Cherry Creek HS just put 1,700 students on remote because teachers were in large cohorts and many had to be quarantined after an outbreak at the high school.
If you were listening carefully on July 17, you could almost hear the city-wide moan as DPS announced its decision to postpone in-person learning until at least after Labor Day.
Count me among those who wouldn’t consider sending my child to a “red” school, a school that under Denver’s School Performance Framework, or SPF, is “accredited on probation.”
For many Denver parents and their children, it was undoubtedly the March 12 announcement from Denver Public Schools that signaled life as we knew it was about to change radically.
The everyday life of DPS families changed overnight with the announcement of a 3-week school closing. Understanding the importance and medical necessity of the decision may help parents cope.
The temperature is a brisk 23 degrees as bundled-up preschool children tromp down the steps at Bluff Lake Nature Center, eager to start their school day. “Where should we go today?” asks instructor Brett Dabb. “The cicada forest!” yell several children.