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padres y jovenes unidos
April 9, 2018
Community angst growing as decision on new Sheridan superintendent nears
The Sheridan school board will continue deliberations in executive session on Tuesday.
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March 29, 2018
Will there be another legislative push to limit early childhood suspensions in Colorado? Not this year.
A year after a state bill to curb suspensions of young students died in the legislature, advocates have decided not to bring forward a new version.
January 24, 2018
For 40 cents a meal, Colorado could feed a lot more middle school students
Colorado subsidizes free lunches for kids from low-income families, but that program expires after fifth grade. A bill in the legislature would change that.
March 15, 2017
Denver Public Schools takes strong stand against suspension and expulsion in early grades
Denver Public Schools announced plans Wednesday to eliminate suspensions and expulsions for preschool through third grade students except in the most serious incidents.
August 12, 2016
Colorado’s suspension rate called into question after districts say data is wrong
Chalkbeat has retracted its original article.
Updated August 12, 2016
Colorado’s suspension rate may not be as high as recent report found
The number of suspensions more than doubled in those Colorado districts.
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April 11, 2016
Denver Public Schools pledges to address student discipline concerns
Acting DPS chief Susana Cordova made the promises in response to a new report that highlights racial disparities, concerns about underreporting of data, other issues.
August 21, 2015
Cheltenham Elementary principal, accused of racism, resigns after being cleared by district
The principal of Cheltenham Elementary School in Denver resigned Friday, even after Denver Public Schools cleared her of accusations of racial insensitivity.
Where We Stand
April 10, 2015
Report: Students of color still more likely to face harsh discipline in Colorado schools
Harsh disciplinary actions were less common in Colorado schools during the 2013-14 school year than in previous ones, according to a report.
June 13, 2014
Southwest Denver parents, community propose changes for school improvement
Southwest Denver parents and community members demanded Thursday that the Denver Public Schools Board of Education create a task force to address the lack of resources and poor performance in the area's schools.
Make it so
June 6, 2014
Southwest Denver parents rally, want better schools
Members of Stand for Children and Padres y Jovenes Unidos, along with other community members, held copies of new report, yelling, "Ya basta," Spanish for "Enough is Enough," during a rally for better schools in southwest Denver.
May 15, 2014
New report finds low performance pervasive in southwest Denver schools
Few of southwest Denver’s high school graduates go on to college and even fewer have the preparation they need for college courses, according to a…
Policing the Schools
March 28, 2014
School suspensions, expulsions down but racial disparities still exist in Colorado schools
"The country has been watching us," said State Sen. Linda Newell. "I'm ecstatic we're already seeing positive results. But our work is not done. We need to ensure our children walk out with a diploma, not a criminal record."
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