When Northfield High School opened its doors in 2015, no teams or clubs were in place for freshmen to join—they were the ones who would create them. A number of boundary families looked to East and George Washington instead, feeling a small new school could not offer the academic rigor or varsity sports they sought. Less than half of the school’s boundary students made it their first choice. Today, however, NHS has the longest waitlist of all DPS high schools.
Charting Choice outcomes for NE Denver High, Middle and Elementary Schools.
New Legacy completes its fourth academic year this spring, a milestone for the school as well as for two generations: students and their children.
While the focus over the summer has typically been on reading, a group of math educators from McAuliffe International School want to keep students’ math skills sharp as well.
For the Denver Discovery School (DDS) community, the end of the first round of SchoolChoice brought worrisome news. DPS adjusted the school’s 2019-20 enrollment projections downward, from 181 to 136 students.
The lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Rob Gould, shares his story with the Front Porch: how his years as a teacher-coach helping others become better teachers contributed to his knowledge and passion about the union’s causes; and what went on behind the scenes during the negotiations with DPS.
Architectural design has begun on a $50 million addition to the Paul Sandoval Campus.
The teachers’ strike started at 7am, Monday, Feb. 11. Here’s a photographic look at the day and what the teachers and DPS were saying.
In 1970, 12 dynamite bombs destroyed 24 school buses and damaged an additional 15 at a DPS bus depot; the New York Times referred to this as a “massive and skillful demolition job.”
In 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court determined that segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment, in the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The following year, the Supreme Court, in what became known as Brown II, instructed states to begin desegregation “with all deliberate speed.”