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Judge’s ruling a win for Colorado students

Originally Posted by The Denver Post on June 18, 2014. Copyright © denverpost.com. Written by Bob Deibel and Terrance Carroll. Read here. Colorado’s students (and our state) won a major victory in the Denver District Court earlier this month when Judge Michael A. Martinez dismissed a lawsuit brought by five former teachers, the Denver Classroom…

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Boasberg Shuffles Leadership Team

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 13, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia and Kate Schimel. Read here. Denver Public Schools’ top boss has reshuffled his leadership team as the city’s school district moves toward rolling out its new strategic plan and after one of his top lieutenants departed for a new…

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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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