The CSU Spur campus is located at the National Western Center and hopes to attract some of the 10,000 students who visit the National Western Stock Show every year. This year on Jan. 6, the day before the stock show begins, CSU will officially open its third and final new building named Hydro (the Greek word for “water”).
Denver Discovery School Avoids Closure Amid Struggles
In late October, DPS released a list of ten small schools recommended for closing—and DDS was on the list. Later the list was cut in half—and DDS was still there. At the last minute, Superintendent Marrero surprised the board by recommending that just two schools be closed—and DDS was one of those.
Positive Developments for Northeast Denver Innovation Schools
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.
Uvalde’s response didn’t go well…Is Denver Prepared?
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.
Northfield High School Girl’s Soccer Team Wins 4A State Championship
The Northfield Nighthawks met the #1-ranked Windsor Wizards in the Girls’ Varsity 4A State Championships on May 24.
…NE News Updates
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
DPS Memo Outlines Implications of Recent DPS Board Policy Change
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.
DPS Board Votes to Restrict Innovation Schools
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.
DPS Board Looks to Neuter Innovation
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.
…NE News Updates
This month: 1) The Shops at Northfield Sold; 2) DPS Healthy Start Times to Affect Bussing; 3) Proposed Suncor Permit Sent to EPA