Wheat Ridge High School's Gifted and Talented Center gives students a haven for learning on their own as well as social and emotional support.
There were two internal investigations into allegations of abusive behavior in the dance and vocal programs this school year.
Teachers Robert Styron and Scott Shively were originally placed on administrative leave earlier in January after allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
In a letter to school parents, principal William Kohut said both vocal instructors returned to their positions after "appropriate action."
Allegations of abuse painted the school's dance department as a toxic environment. Two teachers involved have voluntarily resigned from the school.
Teaching this way is a messy way to do school, Ann Yenne admitted. But, when it reaches a student it’s worth it.
At Trailblazer, learning how to apply knowledge means letting kids struggle for a while, figuring out how to find an answer on their own.
What if school was a place where students could discover, go outside frequently and, most importantly, help make the teaching decisions?
Much like a 100 years ago, schooling still relies on grades, tests, homework, lectures, competition, punishments and rewards.
While many eyes will again be on the high profile school board race in Douglas County, there are similar stakes in Denver and Aurora.