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Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Melanie Asmar covers Denver Public Schools for Chalkbeat Colorado.

Report: Most serious allegations against Tay Anderson unsubstantiated, but he flirted with student

By: - September 16, 2021

“Most serious sexual allegations against Tay Anderson unsubstantiated, report finds” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. In a long-awaited report, a third-party investigator found that the most serious sexual misconduct allegations against Denver school board member Tay Anderson were not substantiated, but […]

No longer fertile ground: Why the outlook for charter schools in Denver is changing

By: - March 25, 2021

“No longer fertile ground: Why the outlook for charter schools in Denver is changing” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. The Denver school district once represented fertile ground for charter schools. But shifting politics and declining enrollment mean Colorado’s largest school district […]

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City leaders say ‘dysfunctional’ school board mistreated outgoing Denver superintendent

By: - November 24, 2020

“City leaders say ‘dysfunctional’ school board mistreated outgoing Denver superintendent” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and former Mayor Federico Peña waded into education politics Monday with a statement sharply criticizing the Denver school board for “undermining” outgoing […]