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Denver is trying to involve the community more in its school closure process. It hasn’t been easy.

June 05, 2017Chalkbeat

The cluster of adults ambled from classroom to classroom at Denver’s McGlone Academy. They peeked in as fifth-graders brainstormed essays about Nazi Germany, fourth-graders answered questions about the novel Maniac Magee and first-graders in a class taught primarily in Spanish listed the characteristics of elephants, tigers and wolves.

Two hours later across town, the group did the same at STRIVE Prep Ruby Hill. They observed third-graders solving word problems and first-graders learning to tell time. One adult crouched down in a kindergarten classroom to watch a girl and a boy quiz each other in reading.

Colorado Wants More Bilingual Workers, Creates High School ‘Seal of Biliteracy’

May 26, 2017NBC News

One state is signaling the growing importance of bilingual skills by touting its young people who are fluent in more than one language.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed into law a bipartisan bill establishing a Seal of Biliteracy program, which recognizes high school graduates who are proficient in a second language.

These 20 schools just won approval from the Denver school board

May 19, 2017Chalkbeat

The Denver school board Thursday unanimously approved 11 new elementary charter schools, all of which are part of charter networks that already have a presence in the city.

Denver Public Schools’ glaring conflict: both authorizing and operating schools

May 18, 2017Chalkbeat

Right after school let out, a line formed outside the second-floor staff room at Greenlee Elementary School in Denver. Teachers, staff, janitors and union representatives all crammed into the space to learn the fate of a school that had been on the ropes academically for years.

Down to two: University Prep no longer an option to replace low-performing Amesse Elementary

May 15, 2017Chalkbeat

University Prep charter school is no longer in the running to replace Denver’s low-performing Amesse Elementary School, leaving another charter school and a proposed district-run school as the two applicants remaining.