District RE-3J has a bus driver shortage, driven in part because schools had trouble competing with high-paying, private-sector companies for drivers with a CDL license.
There are school safety teams and door locks, but also suicide prevention and deescalation techniques.
Both instructors had been on administrative leave, for the second time, following accusations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Tom Boasberg and Nancy McCallin have led their institutions for years. The two consider Colorado's biggest education problems.
Boasberg is not leaving immediately, he will stay on for three months. In that time, the Denver Board of Education will conduct their search for his successor.
While student test scores overall are average, the achievement gap between poor and affluent students is the third largest nationwide.
Whether an investigation is conducted by school staff, a district investigator or an outside law firm is a case-by-case determination — there is no set policy.
White middle-class families favor the affordable housing found in traditionally minority neighborhoods, but aren't as keen on the schools there.
There’s a limit to the depth of the divide: the split has largely been drowned out by debate over things like guns and the response to Donald Trump.
A school-wide survey showed 57 percent of the middle schoolers at Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton supported a name change.