Category: School Quality

Coffee Break: Check Out Nate Easley’s New Plan for Creating More Great Public Schools in Denver

Blue School Partners are doing great things in the Denver area. I recently had a chance to speak with their CEO, Nate Easley, about their mission and strategy, and the unique challenges they’re seeking to overcome to help grow more high-quality public schools in Denver. What did you find compelling about the opportunity to lead Blue School Partners? I’ve spent my…

The Denver Language School is Leading the Way Toward a More Diverse Community

With Denver Public Schools’ officially opening its SchoolChoice enrollment process, we’re excited to highlight school options that offer families a different approach to serving students’ unique needs. The following feature on the Denver Language School’s language immersion model was originally published by Jamison White on the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools blog. Diversity works. A plethora of cultures, languages,…

Joe Kennedy’s State of the Union Response Wasn’t About Education, But it Could Have Been

When Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he of course spoke to the same 320 million individuals that the President addressed. But from within the walls of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, Kennedy might as well have been speaking to anyone and everyone who…

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…