Category: School Quality

Investing in quality preschool today will make all the difference for students tomorrow

Choosing to become a preschool teacher is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging career decisions. Despite the growing demand for quality child care in this country, early childhood education (ECE) continues to be one of the lowest paying employment fields. So low, in fact, that it’s not uncommon for preschool staff to have second jobs to support their families,…

Six Things You Should Know About The Succeeds Prize Winners

This week, the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators took place, and lots of us in the ed community are still buzzing about it. (Psssst! We’re talking about The Succeeds Prize!) If you didn’t attend the event at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, you may have caught the livestream or a recap on 9News, given…

What do you want to see in Denver’s next superintendent?

It’s been more than a month since Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced he would step down as leader of Denver Public Schools (DPS). With nearly 10 years as superintendent behind him, Boasberg leaves a district that looks markedly different from the district he began leading in 2009. Since then DPS has improved graduation rates, held the title of the fastest growing large…

Northeast Denver Charter Schools Show Bright Spots in Student Achievement

The debate over how to best educate kids in Far Northeast Denver has reached one of it’s highest points in nearly a decade. Depending on who you ask, there’s either too many charter schools or not enough. Others argue the innovation schools simply aren’t cutting it. And some say the real problem is the absence of a comprehensive high school.…