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Southwest Denver parents, community propose changes for school improvement

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 13, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Monique Collins. Read here. Southwest Denver parents and community members demanded Thursday that the Denver Public Schools Board of Education create a task force to address the lack of resources and poor performance in the area’s schools. Their requests follow last week’s…

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Press Release: ¡Ya Basta! – Enough Already! Southwest Denver Schools have been ignored too long.

COALITION CALLS ON DPS BOARD TO CREATE COMMITTEE ON SOUTHWEST DENVER A group of education organizations are continuing their call on the DPS School Board to take comprehensive action in southwest Denver.  The call for a committee follows the release of a report “Ya Basta, Enough Already,” that examines the severe lack of high-quality schools…

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Southwest Denver parents rally, want better schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 6, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Monique Collins. Read here.   Denver parents and students rallied for better schools outside the city’s school district’s headquarters June 5. The protest, the latest move in a campaign by education reform organizations to draw attention to the city’s southwest schools, follows…

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Parents Say Southwest Denver Schools Are Being Left Behind

Originally Posted by CBS 4 on June 6, 2014. Copyright © denver.cbslocal.com. Read here.   DENVER (CBS4) – Some angry parents spoke out in a rally on Thursday, saying Denver Public Schools has ignored its southwest region and allowed schools there fail. The group, which included members of a group called Stand For Children, rallied outside…

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Protesters claim unfair treatment of SW Denver schools

Originally Posted by 9 News on June 5, 2014. KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation. Written by Nelson Garcia. Read here. DENVER – If there is a struggling school in Stapleton or the Highlands, protesters believe the district will work to fix the problems right away. If it is in the poorer neighborhoods of southwest Denver,…

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Denver board nears finalized strategic plan with focus on “great schools in every neighborhood”

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 4, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia. Read here.   The 2014 Denver Plan, still in draft form, is just eight pages long — one-tenth the girth of the last iteration of the Denver Public Schools strategic governing document. But DPS board members believe the scaled-down and…

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New report finds low performance pervasive in southwest Denver schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on May 15, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Kate Schimel. Read here. Few of southwest Denver’s high school graduates go on to college and even fewer have the preparation they need for college courses, according to a new report. The report was compiled by local education advocacy and research…

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Teachers fight back against Denver Public Schools in court

Originally Posted by Westword on April 10, 2014. Copyright © westword.com. Written by Melanie Asmar. Read here. At 55, Cynthia Masters wasn’t ready to stop being a teacher. The energetic single mom had come to the profession late in life but had quickly grown to love it. She was drawn to working in high-needs schools…

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After five years of Boasberg administration, cheers and jeers have piled up for Denver schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on March 25, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia. Read here. Superintendent, observers reflect on five years of successes, struggles; leader optimistic of work ahead with new board “If I’ve done a decent job, Tom will do an even better job.” — U.S. Sen Michael Bennet When former Denver…

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Announcing: The A+ Denver 2013 Game Changers!

Correction: In our original note, we incorrectly cited that GVE moved from “Red” to “Green,” when in reality it moved from “Yellow” to “Blue.” A remarkable feat. Our apologies for the mistake. —– While we often talk about how Denver schools need improvement, we also happily acknowledge that there are incredible developments underway.  Our 2013…

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