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May 16, 2019
Pushed by students, DSST’s founding school drops name of Denver’s former Klan mayor
Effective immediately, DSST: Stapleton is now DSST: Montview. Benjamin Stapleton was a former mayor of Denver and a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
May 15, 2019
The Aurora school district has a funding plan for the new $39 million DSST campus
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn assured the school board that the district will still not pay more than 50 percent of the building’s cost.
May 7, 2019
For the first time, Denver’s largest charter network didn’t get space for a high school
Despite intense lobbying from parents at DSST: Henry Middle School, the district did not make space available for an accompanying high school.
January 23, 2019
As Denver braces for strike, charter operators seek to reassure parents, tackle pay issue
While classes at charter schools wouldn't be directly affected by a Denver strike, any labor action will still touch those students and their families.
June 18, 2018
Denver’s DSST charter school network wins a $250,000 prize
“This award belongs to our students, staff, and the DSST community,” said Bill Kurtz, CEO of the network.
June 7, 2018
Denver’s DSST charter network is up for a $250,000 prize
Finalists were chosen based on factors such as test scores and progress toward closing achievement gaps.
February 2, 2018
New site announced for first Aurora DSST charter school
DSST's first Aurora school will now be located on the Fitzsimons campus, not next to Fletcher Community School.
January 18, 2018
Lack of requests for new schools hinders Denver charter network expansion plans
Some charter leaders said they're thinking about expanding beyond Denver, if they haven't already.
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November 14, 2017
Aurora school board approves contract for district’s first DSST campus
The school board for Aurora Public Schools approved the contract for the first DSST campus outside of Denver.
October 25, 2017
Denver school board election mailer’s false statement about ‘for-profit charter school’ draws criticism
The independent expenditure committee that produced the mailer is seeking to influence the northeast Denver race.
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October 4, 2017
These four Colorado schools won the inaugural Succeeds Prize for their innovation and academic achievement
The four schools, which all serve large populations of poor students, will split $60,000.
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August 24, 2017
More Colorado charter schools are using weighted lotteries. Here’s why.
More Colorado charter schools are giving priority to educationally disadvantaged students, including those from low-income families, in their annual lotteries.
June 20, 2017
Aurora school board votes to approve DSST charter schools
The school board for Aurora Public Schools voted Tuesday night to allow DSST to open schools in Aurora.
June 7, 2017
DSST charter network would open four new schools in Aurora under staff recommendation
The two proposed DSST 6-12 campuses for Aurora got a green light Tuesday night as the district recommended the board approve the charter applications.
May 1, 2017
Denver-based DSST named finalist for national charter school prize
Denver-based DSST Public Schools has been named one of three finalists for a prestigious national prize recognizing large charter school networks with records of high…
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