The Capitol siege, followed by impeachment, and inauguration of a new president have provided social studies teachers and their students with plenty of history-in-the-making moments to observe, question, and assess.
Having experienced learning in both majority white and majority people-of-color spaces, tears start to form in Shakira Abney-Wisdom’s eyes as she reflects on the value of belonging.
By many accounts, DPS Superintendent, Susana Cordova, was a star, a real Cinderella story—daughter of DPS secretary becomes first bilingual Latina to lead the district.
“I’m a nerd—I love to learn and share what I learn. The kids say my enthusiasm is contagious; they get excited when the teacher is excited,” says Gerardo Muñoz, a middle and high school teacher who has been named Colorado’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.
Five years ago, Northfield High School was just a vision. The idea was to create an inclusive, diverse, International Baccalaureate-for-all school that would close the achievement gap.
This month: 1) DPS Superintendent Cordova Resigns; 2) East Area Plan Approved Amidst Controversy; 3) Land at Northfield and Central Park Blvds. Sold for Apartments; and 4) McAuliffe International School and Inspire Ele. Teacher Rachel Lamb Recognized for Excellence.
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.