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Ashley welcomes influx of migrants that doubled its enrollment    

By Chris Broderick /Boardhawk | January 29, 2024

(Cover photo: Third grade class at Ashley with teacher Beatriz Ramos-Hera and Interim Principal Janet Estrada. Photo by: Chris Broderick) Few places in Denver illustrate the impact of the flood of migrant families as Ashley Elementary. Enrollment at the school […]

Central Park enrollment continues to grow, now 9,818 –11% of DPS

By Brian Weber /CPEdNews | January 23, 2024

Central Park schools continues to add students with this year’s enrollment hitting 9,818 students — 11% of the kids in Denver Public Schools. Enrollment in Central Park increased by 2,027 from 2018 to 2023, or an average of 338 more […]

East, Northfield repeat with top DPS grad rates. District hit 79%, statewide 83% graduated on time.

By Brian Weber /CPEdNews | January 16, 2024

East took top honors among the city’s 10 comprehensive high schools posting a 2023 graduation rate of 96.1% with Northfield a close second at 94.4%. It was the second year in a row that Northfield and East led the district, […]

Book challenges spike in Colorado but not Central Park as librarians seek what’s best for students

By Sarah Huber /CPEdNews | January 6, 2024

Cover photo:  Third grader Clark Esposto reads in a window nook of the Swigert International School library. Cover and all other photos by Sarah Huber. Colorado is one of only 11 states where more than 100 school and public library […]

Just shy of $33,000 raised for Ashley. Campaign continues to support migrant students.

By Central Park EdNews | December 11, 2023

A campaign for Ashley Elementary to support hundreds of refugee families and students has raised $17,772 since it started Dec. 4 — far exceeding its original goal of $10,000. In addition to the initial Go Fund Me campaign, another $15,000 […]

Olson elected DPS board president promising to focus on issues, not drama; three newcomers win leadership posts

By Chris Broderick /Boardhawk | December 4, 2023

Cover photo: The Denver school board poses for a portrait Friday, Dec, 1, after three new board members were sworn in. From left in the front row: Board President Carrie Olson, Superintendent Alex Marrero, board Vice President Marlene De La […]

Thinking gifted and talented? Isabella Bird can help with its fulltime GT program. Other Central Park schools have GT programs, too.

By Jenna Thomas /CPEdNews | December 4, 2023

In between rocking out to Guns ‘n Roses and scoring goals on the soccer field, Demir Tugsal buries his nose in books. “He loves books, he loves visiting the library, he can’t get enough of it,” said his mom, Melissa […]

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