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Solar panels on the roof of the East High School gym are part of the view from Sean McCarthy’s classroom. McCarthy, a special education teacher, says that he first noticed the city’s purple recycling bins at... more

Cap Hill Education News

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018 sparked a movement that has quickly spread. That movement showed up on the state capitol steps in Denver on March 14 when students from Colorado... more

South Denver Education News

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018 sparked a movement that has quickly spread. That movement showed up on the state capitol steps in Denver on March 14 when students from Colorado... more

Cap Hill Education News

Asbury Elementary School has been leading the way locally when it comes to eco education for years now. The school's teachers and staff created recycling and composting programs even before Denver Public Schools' Department of Sustainability came... more

South Denver Education News

In poetry circles, John Reinhart describes himself as an “arsonist.” Not in a casual aside at a gathering of poets or in a murmur that could be mistaken. No, this hit-the-brakes jolt is front and center, in boldface, right at the top of his website: more

People of South Denver

I love to work with my hands. I love to create beauty with only a pen, or clay or paint or words. And yet, the world doesn’t need another artist. I don’t tell people I want to pursue art because I get told the same thing: I won’t... more

Cap Hill Education News

While the State of the Union address failed to shine even a dim light on the state of education, remarks made two days later by the president about “vocational” being a “much better word than in many cases a community college” stirred a response... more

Cap Hill Education News

Grant Beacon Middle School (GBMS) Principal Alex Magaña experienced the transforming power of education at an early age. “I came from a family that was always looking for work,” he says. “We moved around all over, from California to Kansas to... more

People of South Denver

As a 5th grade student at Denver Language School I am in the Spanish immersion program and I love it because not only are the teachers great, but they’re from all over the world. I’ve had teachers from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain and Mexico. more

South Denver Education News

The flight from Kenya to Colorado is 21 hours and 20 minutes. The plane takes off in a humid airport, finally landing in Denver, where the weather is always unpredictable. Just a year ago, East High School junior Musa Mihigo left his home in Kenya... more

Cap Hill Education News

While the State of the Union address failed to shine even a dim light on the state of education, remarks made two days later by the President about “vocational” being a “much better word than in many cases a community college” stirred up... more

South Denver Education News

While Denver Public Schools (DPS) at times appears to be a volcano of ideas and progressive practices, often it is the families and outside agencies that are the catalysts for dynamic educational enrichment... more

Cap Hill Education News

Throughout 2016 and 2017 there were rumblings from the University of Denver (DU) that major campus changes were afoot. In January 2016, DU’s board of trustees signed off on a revisioning statement for the university authored by Chancellor Rebecca more

South Denver Education News

Homelessness, affordable housing and drug addiction: these are crises we’ve grown accustomed to thinking about in Central Denver. Kids going hungry, though? That’s not something commonly discussed. In the U.S., nearly 13 million children live... more

Local Headlines

While Denver Public Schools (DPS) at times appears to be a volcano of ideas and progressive practices, often it is the families and outside agencies that are the catalysts for dynamic enrichment... more

South Denver Education News

Following the mayhem of the holidays, students are returning to the classrooms to begin the second half of the school year. 2017 was a year of challenges and growth for Denver Public Schools (DPS). The rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood... more

Cap Hill Education News

When Karen Duell majored in business in college, she dreamed of someday starting her own company like her father had, never guessing she’d find her real calling years later, building mutually beneficial partnerships between public schools and the... more

People of South Denver

Like working with youth? Want to impart some of your career wisdom? Goodwill Industries of Denver is seeking volunteer mentors to work at South High School. Goodwill’s Group Mentoring Program is designed to increase youth’s self-awareness, job... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

So often we are notified of a need, but rarely do we hear of that need being met. This is not to say that we necessarily live in ungenerous times, but often our rapid-fire news cycle doesn’t have time to document a story’s fallout. However... more

South Denver Education News

Following the mayhem of the holidays, students are returning to the classrooms to begin the second half of the school year. 2017 was a year of challenges and growth for Denver Public Schools (DPS). The rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood... more

South Denver Education News