Senior Reporter — Chalkbeat Colorado
He’s 11. By his mom’s count, he’s had more than 30 interactions with armed officers at Colorado schools.
In a year in which high-profile incidents of police brutality sparked protests across the nation, schools have been grappling with how police should interact with students.
Denver charter network banks on intensive summer tutoring to help students catch up post COVID
“If you’re in fifth grade and you haven’t been back in school since March of third [grade], we have a narrow window of time to make sure you’re equipped for middle school"
Tay Anderson, teachers union reveal more about allegations from Denver school board race
Anderson is currently the subject of a third-party investigation initiated by his fellow Denver school board members into allegations of sexual misconduct
A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.
A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion
More than 30 people applied to be Denver Public Schools’ new superintendent
The seven-member school board is ultimately responsible for hiring the superintendent. Board members have said they’re aiming to choose a new district leader by June
Denver Public Schools board initiates outside investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations
On Tuesday, the seven-member Denver school board said it “looks forward to an independent view of the facts"
Tay Anderson violated Denver Public Schools’ policy against retaliation in 2018, document shows
The 2018 retaliation finding is separate from allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Tay Anderson
Tay Anderson says he welcomes “full investigation” as more sexual misconduct allegations surface
The allegations have caused an uproar on social media and divided people in the progressive, activist, and teachers union circles from which Tay Anderson draws support
How one Denver high school kid helped hundreds of older people get the COVID-19 vaccine
An event at St. Cajetan church targeted Latino elders with the goal of vaccinating 1,000 people. It took the help of 30 college and high school students who volunteered to call people and sign them up.
Denver to prioritize teachers at high-poverty schools for coronavirus vaccine
Mike Cammilleri, a dean at Cheltenham Elementary School, where 94% of students qualify for subsidized school meals, is slated to get his first vaccine dose on Monday
Denver parents worry their children are learning less online, surveys indicate
65% of parents said their children are learning less online compared with being in person
Vaccinated Colorado teachers won’t have to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, governor says
Gov. Jared Polis said he expects the change to give school leaders more “operational flexibility"
Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers
Only about 1,600 employees of Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The district employs 15,000 people.
“You literally just did history”: Colorado’s teacher of the year wants students to understand the power of bearing witness
Gerald Muñoz’s AP World History class doesn’t call for discussing coups until Unit 9. They skipped ahead after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an effort to stop the certification of the presidential election.
A new Denver high school modeled after historically Black colleges opens next fall
Test scores and graduation rates show Denver Public Schools has not served students of color as well as it has the 25% of students who are white. Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy aims to repair that.
Why reopening middle and high schools now seems more doable in Denver
Health advisers say COVID-prevention basics "work very well,“ as DPS board gets data showing students are showing up to their virtual classes but fewer are completing their assignments.
Changing priorities shaped Susana Cordova’s relationship with the Denver school board
The relationship between Cordova and the board is more nuanced than the open hostility implied by her supporters.
New Colorado coronavirus guidelines could mean fewer school quarantines, more in-person learning
"Targeted" quarantine would result in fewer cohorts or classes being disrupted after potential exposure to coronavirus
Colorado governor establishes “back-to-school task force” to help districts offer in-person learning
Colorado does not have a statewide strategy for opening or closing school buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic