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Urban Land Conservancy, Denver Public Schools, Denver Housing Authority purchase former Johnson & Wales campus

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), Denver Public Schools (DPS), and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announce they have purchased the former Johnson & Wales University Denver campus. Last summer, the university announced it would cease operations in Denver after the 2020-21 school year and sought to sell the entire 25-acre campus. In January of this year, JWU …

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Arapahoe Community College picks new president

Dr. Stephanie J. Fujii has been named the new president of Arapahoe Community College (ACC). Fujii will assume the presidency on July 12, 2021, succeeding Dr. Diana Doyle after her retirement at the end of June, announced Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia. Currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Scottsdale Community College within the Maricopa …

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The role of higher education in Colorado’s economic success

BY FREDA MIKLIN – STAFF WRITER The Colorado Business Roundtable (CBR) “engages with elected leaders, business and nonprofit leaders, and other strategic allies to improve the business climate in our state by unapologetically amplifying the voice of business in all four corners of Colorado.”  On May 19, CBR held a live and virtual panel discussion with leading educators about …

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U.S. Presidential Scholar Nicole Chen is as genuine as she is intelligent

Cherry Creek High School graduating senior and Greenwood Village resident Nicole Yee Chen is one of three United States Presidential Scholars chosen from Colorado this year. The others are Whitney Blue from Boulder’s Fairview High School and Kayson Marler from Loveland High School. At least two students, one male and one female, are given this …

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Cherry Creek School Board reports to parents at May meeting

Board president notes AAPI American Heritage Month and VP Bates seeks re-election At the regular Cherry Creek School District Board of Education (CCSD) meeting on May 10, school board vice-president Kelly Bates announced she would run for re-election to a second four-year term in November. Board president Karen Fisher will step down from the board …

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CCSD parents question potential social studies curriculum changes

At the end of the regular meeting of the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education on May 10, several parents from a full house of spectators at the in-person and virtual meeting rose to address the board about a message sent to CCSD parents on April 23 from outgoing Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried. That …

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CCSD parents speak out on issues of race and inclusivity in curriculum

BY FREDA MIKLIN – STAFF WRITER In recent meetings of the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education (CCSD), several parents have made pointed remarks on issues involving how different groups are treated and their lack of inclusion in district curriculum. At the regular monthly CCSD school board meeting on March 8, a woman who …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Multiple paths to learning math

All kids do not learn math at the same age, pace, and proficiency. In fact, educators know that literacy, math, and critical thinking skills are not age-specific. That is a key problem and inefficiency of the K12 one-size-fits-all education system. However, many schools adjust for learning needs through flexible acceleration and multiple pathways. As a …

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