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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

Education

Denver school board confirms Alex Marrero as next superintendent

Marrero will start July 6, taking the helm of Colorado’s largest school district as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic

Education

Tay Anderson says Denver superintendent vote will be his last until at least August

“I intend to vote for the superintendent and that will be my last vote until the next school board year begins in August, if the investigation has concluded,” Anderson said

Education
Bernie Sanders rally Feb. 16, 2020

Latino community coalition calls for delay in Denver schools superintendent vote

The Denver school board announced last week that Alexa Marrero, most recently the interim superintendent in New Rochelle, New York, was its choice to serve as the Denver district’s next superintendent

News

Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.

More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.

Education

Tay Anderson will step away from Denver Public Schools board duties during sexual misconduct investigation

Anderson announced his decision two days after the school board announced it was aware of new allegations against him

Education

Denver Public Schools names its sole finalist for superintendent

Finalist Alex Marrero served as interim superintendent of the City School District of New Rochelle for the past eight months

Education

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers should reject a charter-school bill that deprioritizes kids

Public charter schools have been a lifeline for many students and families. We must continue to keep children at the forefront of education.

Opinion Columns

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

Education

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"

Education

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

Education

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

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s Teacher of the Year on why we need to put CMAS standardized testing on pause in our schools

While I’m grateful that Colorado legislators introduced a measure to cut back on the number of tests to give students some relief, it doesn’t go far enough.

Opinion Columns

Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver

At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.

Education

Opinion: Students should see themselves in Denver’s school curriculum through a Cultural and Ethnic Studies graduation requirement

We need a comprehensive curriculum that supports learning about all communities that form our history.

Opinion Columns

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

Opinion: We need higher education for all to overcome racial, income and health divides in Colorado

Higher education changes lives, but not everyone starts off equally. Getting through the front door is just the first hurdle.

Opinion Columns

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.

Coronavirus

Jeffco to adopt new reading curriculum, push more uniform approach

The switch will consume as much as 2% of Jeffco Schools' $806 million budget. And it's not the only large metro district out of compliance with state curriculum quality laws.

Education

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

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