Denver Public Schools

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida woman found dead after manhunt, statewide school closures over threat, “infatuation” with Columbine

The FBI's Denver office confirmed via Twitter that Sol Pais is dead after a massive manhunt and more than 1,000 school closures around the state of Colorado.

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

What we learned investigating school safety for our “After Columbine” series

Takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s months-long investigation into school safety 20 years after Columbine

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats

Some Colorado districts are evaluating an average of four threats per school day. Administrators say the process is sound, but others worry students' civil rights are trampled in the rush to protect schools from liability.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

A fight on a school bus, a knife in a backpack, suicide tips from Safe2Tell: The post-Columbine world of school safety runs 24/7

“We save lives on a daily basis,” said Ellen Kelty, Denver Public Schools director of student equity and opportunity

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.

A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.