Posts tagged with: Denver

Coffee Break: Denver Refugee Student Zahra Abdulameer on the Power of Inclusivity and Diversity

Zahra Abdulameer and her family came to Denver in 2009 from Iraq. She’s one of many refugee students who attend Denver’s South High School—a “welcoming center” school for refugees. She’s one of the students who talked with the leadership of...

A Denver Teacher’s Call for ‘More Urgent Path Forward’ on Improving Schools

The Denver Board of Education last month voted to phase out or close three elementary schools for poor performance and declining enrollment. In the wake of that tough decision, Denver teacher Kathleen Anderson wrote this piece about the importance of...

Of white bread, papier-mâché, and the original “education reformer”

I can still remember circling the Cook County Jail at 26th and California in my brand-new silver Honda Civic, looking for a parking spot. And I can still remember pretty much the total breadth of my knowledge of the city...