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August 7, 2014
A new, uncertain year ahead for soon-to-be Manual High School freshmen
Soon-to-be freshman returned to Manual High School three weeks early to get ready for the new school year. They face a year of uncertainty as school and district officials navigate how to improve the struggling school. Chalkbeat talked to the students who will make up this year's freshman class.
June 5, 2014
Former Manual assistant principal speaks out after losing his job
Manual High School assistant principal Vernon Jones was caught by surprise yesterday by the decision not to renew his contract for next school year, he said…
June 4, 2014
Manual High School second-in-command to depart
Current Manual principal Don Roy announced assistant principal Vernon Jones' contract had not been renewed at a meeting earlier today. Jones has been at the center of much of the furor over the embattled school, speaking out against a proposed plan for the school's future at a recent meeting and helping to organize a group of staff and students to design an alternate plan.
still i rise
May 29, 2014
On the last day of a tumultuous school year, students remember Angelou
On the last day of classes, Manual students share their poems and recall the work of another poet -- Maya Angelou.
May 13, 2014
Tensions erupt at meeting to discuss future of embattled Denver high school
A proposal to turn the Manual High School campus over to a ninth grade academy for East and Manual students and a career and technical academy got an airing at a heated community meeting Monday night. Community members objected to the elimination of the current program and the impact on students.
February 26, 2014
In a step back from national initiative, Manual ends year-round schooling, longer day
After two years of nearly year-round schooling, a shorter year and day are in store for students and teachers at Manual High School.
February 21, 2014
After a midyear leadership change, new faces and new rules at a struggling school
Students at Denver's Manual High School have noticed a change in the school's staff and a crackdown on attendance since Don Roy, the school's new principal, took the reins six weeks ago. Not everyone's happy with the changes.
January 16, 2014
Manual High School principal departs, replacement to be named
The principal of Manual High School — the once-promising school whose struggles with low performance Chalkbeat Colorado documented last week — left the school abruptly Thursday, telling staff it was at the behest of the district.
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