13 May Denver Education & News
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- Boulder district is changing how students receive language services, keeping English learners in the classroomIn Susan Tran’s first grade class in the Boulder Valley School District this past school year, she and a fellow teacher worked as a team — helping students focus on the language of math, breaking apart word problems and using words to compare, contrast, and describe different shapes. The two-teacher ... read more
- “Fearless” leader Jennifer Ho working to make systemic change at CU BoulderBeing the first is never easy. But for Jennifer Ho, it’s something she’s gotten used to and even embraced to achieve her goals and make lasting change. Ho is the first non-male and non-white person to direct the Center for Humanities and the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder. ... read more
- Denver school board considering whether to rescind 2020 policy barring police on campusesThe Denver school board could vote as early as Monday on whether to rescind or reaffirm its 2020 policy prohibiting armed police in schools, potentially paving the way for officers to return to campuses long-term. Denver Public Schools’ Board of Education met Thursday to discuss two proposals that, if passed, ... read more
- Denver school board set to revisit 2020 ban on armed police in schoolsThe Denver school board will meet Thursday to discuss potential changes to its policy barring armed police in the city’s schools, including a proposal that would allow school resource officers on campuses and another plan that would not. Denver Public Schools’ Board of Education is considering a different approach ... read more
- CU Boulder students look to slain Chicano activists as inspiration for ongoing equity fightBOULDER — A mosaic of tiles, laid by hand, tells a story that still resonates with students at the University of Colorado Boulder today. “Even though it’s been almost 50 years, nothing’s really changed for us on campus,” said Gabby Mejia, a CU Boulder film student. “They were my age ... read more
- Former DPS superintendent Susana Cordova poised to become Colorado’s next education commissionerThe Colorado Board of Education announced Tuesday that it has selected Susana Cordova, the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, to become the state’s next commissioner of education. Cordova is the board’s sole finalist for the job, which has been held by Katy Anthes since 2016. Anthes announced in December ... read more
- Colorado teen flouts school policy, wears Mexican and U.S. flag sash to graduationNaomi Peña Villasano. (Photo courtesy of Naomi Peña Villasano) PARACHUTE — A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization. “Always ... read more
- Denver school board should set district-wide policy on armed police on campuses, says latest DPS safety plan draftDenver’s school board should decide whether to station armed police in the city’s comprehensive high schools and other qualifying campuses, according to a new recommendation by Superintendent Alex Marrero, which is a change from his earlier plan that would have left such decisions up to individual schools. The recommendation was ... read more
- Colorado student sues school district that wouldn’t let her wear Mexican flag sash at graduationA Western Slope student whose high school and district told her she could not wear a Mexican American sash to her graduation ceremony is suing the school district, school board members, superintendent and principal in federal court. Naomi Peña Villasano, 18, sued Garfield County School District 16, five school board ... read more
- CU Denver students create eco-friendly buildings for scientists in AntarcticaA group of University of Colorado Denver students are working on a special construction project for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service that will be utilized in Antarctica. Related Articles Education | Douglas County school board revises much-debated equity policy ... read more
- Douglas County school board revises much-debated equity policyA divided Douglas County school board on Tuesday revised the district’s much-debated equity policy, which has been under review after a conservative majority took control of the board last year. The board split 4-2 on its vote to approve the revisions to the policy, which has been in place in ... read more
- Florida book bans could spread under new rule, critics saySoon after Gov. Ron DeSantis and his staff denounced several books found in school libraries as “shocking, graphic” and not suitable for children, Orange County Public Schools pulled two of those volumes from its campus libraries. “State identification as not appropriate,” reads the district website explaining the removals of “This ... read more
- Douglas County school board member Elizabeth Hanson resigns during public meetingDouglas County school board member Elizabeth Hanson resigned Tuesday evening, stepping down before the board was set to vote on changes to the district’s equity policy — one of several areas in which Hanson and the conservative majority have had sharp differences. “There are some egregious things that are happening ... read more
- Charter school centering Black students misses enrollment target, won’t open in Denver this fallA charter elementary school centering Black students won’t open as planned in Denver this fall. 5280 Freedom School did not enroll enough students for next school year, and the Denver school board isn’t considering giving the charter school more time. Related Articles Education | Douglas County school ... read more
- Colorado’s farm students might get less college aid due to FAFSA changesColorado students whose families own farms or small businesses might not be able to qualify for federal aid for college under revisions that are meant to simplify the complicated form. The updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, are the result of a ... read more
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