August 13, 2022

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Denver Public Schools Possible School Closures Update

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Denver Public Schools has been hit with criticism over the system put in place for possibly closing or consolidating some of the district’s more than 200 schools in the face of enrollment declines — fallout from slowing growth in the Mile High City. As reported by Chalkbeat, complaints include a lack of transparency and hurdles to participation for Spanish-speaking parents.

A Denver Public Schools spokesperson stresses that any shutdowns are still more than a couple of years away. Meanwhile, two advocates working with DPS on the issue say that equity for all of the district’s more than 90,000 students will be at the forefront of any moves, even as they acknowledge that closures, should they happen, will be painful for everyone concerned.

“It’s very hard to work on for…

Michael Roberts

2022-04-12 09:13:00

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