Category: School Choice

Increasing Access and Choice for All DPS Families: Recommendations for Change from the Strengthening Neighborhoods Committee

When I had the opportunity to participate in Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Strengthening Neighborhoods committee, I knew I had to get involved. I wanted to bring my perspective as a DPS graduate and current DPS parent. I wanted to contribute to a citywide conversation about integration and to be as informed as possible about decisions affecting my community. But I…

For Tom Boasberg the Purpose of School Choice is to Drive Greater Equity for Kids in Denver’s Highest-needs Communities

This post was originally published by Emmeline Zhao from The 74 in partnership with Chiefs for Change to recognize National School Choice Week. In addition to speaking with Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Zhao, also conducted exclusive interviews with Pedro Martinez, superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District, and Lewis Ferebee, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools. Since Tom Boasberg was appointed to lead…

Three questions to help you find the right school during National School Choice Week

We’re celebrating National School Choice Week in Colorado! There are more than 500 events across the state from Jan. 21-27 to help families learn about school options for the 2018-19 school year. Whether you’re looking for a traditional district-run school, public charter school, magnet school, online school or even homeschool, you get to choose the best learning environment for your…

The Real World for Black Parents, Teachers and Students in America

This is the true story of 40 strangers picked to meet in a park, talk together and have their conversations taped, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real… on education. Okay, so this isn’t an episode of The Real World, and the MTV series that sparked a reality television revolution probably isn’t recording…

Denver community group aims to help DPS provide high-quality integrated schools while preserving culturally-rich neighborhoods in 2018 and beyond

In Denver these days, it’s no secret that the city has been changing – fast. Despite rising income levels, the cost of housing has shot up, and people flocking to the Mile High City are less likely to have school-age children. These changes have placed a considerable strain on lower-income populations across the city, as neighborhoods gentrify and families are…