Category: School Quality

DSST’s Decade of Achievement Could Culminate with $250,000 Broad Prize

For 10 straight years DSST Public Schools has celebrated having 100 percent of its graduates earn acceptance to college. This year, as a finalist for the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter schools, the network could have 250,000 more reasons to celebrate its positive impact on all of its students. For the second year in a row, DSST has been…

Who gets to choose what we believe is quality for kids?

The answer to that question truly depends on who you ask. But one thing’s for sure, it’s one of the most contentious areas of discussion for just about anyone connected to the Denver Public Schools (DPS). So if you haven’t yet checked out Education Post’s Voices4Ed podcast, it’s time to tune in! On this week’s episode, co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Lane…

These seniors are defying expectations from every corner of the city

Standing on stage in front of more than 4,000 people at the Denver Coliseum, sophomore Kanara Bramlett-Pittman made a declaration that no teacher, principal or visionary ed reformer could have spoken with more passion or truth. “I believe that the zip code in which a child grows up should not determine their access to a good education.” Talk about a…

Colorado charter schools create lifelong impact for students through bipartisan support and a commitment to transparency and accountability

In February, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual ranking of state charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Ninth Edition. Central to the ranking system is the degree to which each state’s law ensures that charter schools are treated with appropriate levels of equity, autonomy, and accountability.…

One day after remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and Linda Brown, my emotions remain mixed

Last night, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration of life services were held for Linda Brown, a woman whose legal fight for equality in education helped set the precedent for King’s nonviolent fight for equality in everything. I wasn’t yet born on the day King was assassinated. My father was just one year old…