09 Nov Denver Education & News
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Denver Education & News
- Director who built CU Presents to retire after 30 years
- New CU Boulder administrator works to draw more Native students to universityBenny Shendo Jr. didn’t know he was supposed to fail. The odds were stacked against him — the result of generations of systemic barriers facing Native Americans after the U.S. government stole or forced the sale of their lands, banned their languages and religious practices, and attempted to strip their ... read more
- How many missed days of school are too many? Here’s what you need to know about attendance.You might have seen recent headlines about the growing number of kids missing school. In Colorado, just this fall, state officials said almost a third of students are chronically absent. The number has gone up significantly since the pandemic and schools are struggling to figure out how to get kids ... read more
- CU Boulder research finds state prisons unprepared, vulnerable to natural disastersAbout 75% of Colorado prisons are likely to experience a natural disaster but are not prepared to keep inmates safe, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The researchers found the majority of Colorado prisons are highly vulnerable to hazards including floods, wildfires and extreme temperatures. However, inmates can’t ... read more
- Denver schools swell with more than 2,000 new migrant students as district scrambles to meet kids’ needsNadia Madan-Morrow found herself in a bind Tuesday morning. She was short 11 teachers. Some accompanied fifth-graders on an overnight trip into the mountains, while others called out sick because they had COVID-19 — a sign that three years after the pandemic began, both the virus and the statewide shortage ... read more
- Denver-based Scholars Unlimited uses fun to boost kids’ literacyWhen the most experienced flag football players in the game are in second grade, enthusiasm far outweighs skill. One player went the wrong way, nearly scoring a touchdown for the other team. Another was skipping far from the main fray. There was an injury timeout when a boy tripped over ... read more
- Denver school board votes to raise incoming members’ pay to as much as $33,000 a yearThe Denver school board voted Thursday to significantly increase incoming board members’ pay, approving a new annual salary cap of $33,000 a year per elected official, up from $9,000. Six of Denver Public Schools’ elected board members voted to raise yearly pay for new members, with one — board President ... read more
- Cat-borne parasite may cause people to become more frail, CU Boulder research findsA cat-borne parasite that infects about 40 million people in the United States may cause adults to be more frail as they age, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The parasite is already associated with risk-taking behavior and mental illness, according to a release, and the CU ... read more
- Cherry Creek student’s racist video raises concerns for Colorado equity advocatesA video of a Cherry Creek School District student using racial slurs and stating Black people shouldn’t be alive is prompting Colorado equity advocates to call for increased education, awareness and safety. The video shows a student from West Middle School in Greenwood Village calling Black people racial slurs and ... read more
- Denver Public Schools bars administrator amid McAuliffe seclusion room investigationAs part of the ongoing fallout from an investigation into the use of a seclusion room at McAuliffe International School, Denver Public Schools has barred an administrator responsible for overseeing the school from all district facilities and information systems. The administrator is Colleen O’Brien, the executive director of the Northeast ... read more
- BVSD school board considers board member stipendsThe Boulder Valley school board at a Tuesday study session discussed a resolution that would allow members to request a stipend for their service. School board members in Colorado historically have been unpaid, but a 2021 state law allows school boards to vote on compensation of up to $150 per ... read more
- CU Boulder students win $10,000 for idea to repurpose retired Denver power plant with clean energyA team of five graduate students from the University of Colorado Boulder won $10,000 for their proposed solution to repurpose a decommissioned Denver power plant with clean energy. The team, called the Green Grad Buffs, entered a virtual competition hosted by the AES Corporation, a global company that focuses on ... read more
- New MSU Denver program aims to train more male educators of colorEvery time the three educators-in-training leave Denver’s Green Valley Elementary School, students ask when they will be back. They invite the three men to basketball practice and games. The students get excited to see them during special events like Trunk-or-Treat — and not just because they give big handfuls of ... read more
- Coloradans grapple with the added financial burden as student loan payments resumeWhen Tracy Cunningham was 9, she’d walk down the street to pick up food for her family. Her mother was close with the owner of a deli in their hometown of West Milford, New Jersey, and he would leave leftovers from the day on top of a garbage can for ... read more
- Former UNC president, Colorado legislator dies at 95 No matter the role, Richard “Dick” Bond acted as the driving force for educational efforts in Greeley for more than 50 years. Bond’s advancement of education through programs and initiatives continues to impact the lives of hundreds of students nationwide. Bond, who was born and raised in Salem, West Virginia, ... read more
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