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STRIVE Prep Sunnyside Changed How I See My Son

By Esperanza Rodriguez  My son Ezikel (“Zeke”) had a very difficult time in elementary school. He has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and his behavior could be challenging.  When it was time to send Zeke to middle school, he could not attend the school across the…


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DPS Disappoints, Fails Students and Families

Last night the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education voted 6-1 to reject Superintendent Alex Marerro’s most recent school closure recommendations (Dir. Scott Baldermann of Southeast Denver was the sole “Yes” vote in support of school closures). This decision reflects the unquestionably flawed process that preceded the…


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Test scores show DPS must do more to support students

Students returned to classrooms this week, kicking off the school year in the most “normal” way in two years. While the first week of school is always full of hope and possibility, that energy was diminished by the release of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results. Unfortunately, the…