Category: School Quality

Families in my neighborhood are getting a new school option thanks to a charter network crossing the Denver divide

It’s been less than six months since I moved into Stapleton’s Bluff Lake neighborhood. My neighbors are warm and welcoming. The Bluff Lake Nature Center is the perfect city oasis for a runner like me, and the Stanley Marketplace is quickly becoming one of those places “where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Oh, and there’s…

Tom Boasberg: A final farewell from a grateful leader

On Tom Boasberg’s final day as superintendent of Denver Public Schools, we wanted to share his final farewell to the Denver community.  Dear DPS Community, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice,” observed abolitionist Theodore Parker in the mid-19th century and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a century later — both…

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,…