Five Issues to watch as Denver Public Schools students return to the classroom [Chalkbeat Colorado]

Denver Public Schools understandably gets more attention than any other school district in the state. It’s Colorado’s biggest school district and a nationally recognized petri dish for reform. As a skyline of construction cranes stand testament to the city’s booming growth, DPS continues to grapple with the ever-present challenges of educating students on the margins of society. READ MORE

Denver, Jeffco teachers unions say they are being kept from new hires [Denver Post]

The Regional Transportation District is adding a new station to its East Rail Line, which will open in next spring to connect downtown Denver’s Union Station with Denver International Airport.
On Tuesday, he said they had a couple dozen veteran teachers in the parking lot of Green Mountain High School, where training was being held, “just cheering and welcoming new teachers, really building that sense of community,” he said. “They called the police first and threatened teachers with trespassing violations if we didn’t move off the school property.” READ MORE