Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat

Yesenia Robles

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Denver, CO, United States

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Recent:
  • Chalkbeat
Past:
  • The Denver Post
  • Chalkbeat Colorado
  • The Cannabist

Recent articles by Yesenia:

Aurora school board approves superintendent contract extension

The district school board voted 5 to 2 Tuesday night to extend Superintendent Rico Munn’s contract. → Read More

Aurora used drug-sniffing dogs 28 times at schools — and community is asking why

In Aurora, 26 of the searches this year resulted in officials locating drugs — a significant increase from last year when only 3 of 26 searches resulted in a find. → Read More

Effort to reduce Colorado dropout rate may get $1.5 million boost

Gov. Jared Polis says one of his priorities is reducing the Colorado dropout rate. A bill that passed the House Education Committee would provide grants to support those efforts. → Read More

Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum

The board of Adams 14 passed a resolution asking Mapleton to agree to work with MGT Consulting, a Florida-based company, on the work of managing Adams 14. → Read More

One Sheridan school increased teacher retention and decreased students 'falling through the cracks' by adding mental health professionals

As state and national policy makers look at ways to increase mental health supports in schools, staff at Fort Logan Northgate say the benefits are worth the investment. → Read More

Photo Gallery: Dogs of the Denver teacher strike, plus one lizard

Got a good photo of a Denver teacher strike dog? Or any other teacher strike companion animal? → Read More

Years of instability and division have put one Colorado school district’s fate in outside hands

This week, Adams 14 officials start the process of choosing an external manager, ushering in more uncertainty, and a measure of hope. → Read More

Aurora now has drafts for long-term plans that would affect school closure, and charter school relations

Aurora is looking at options for long term facility plans guided by educational priorities. → Read More

Adams 14 looking for grants first, as it prepares to pay for an external manager

Colorado's State Board of Education ordered that the district hand over management to a third party, but the state order doesn’t come with money to pay it. → Read More

Colorado State Board of Education pushes Adams 14 district to give up authority over its schools

With the Adams 14 district failing to meet state academic expectations for eight years, Colorado education officials plan to send in an outside manager — but they don’t trust the district to agreeably cede its authority. → Read More

Aurora’s Rico Munn honored as Colorado Superintendent of the Year

Under Rico Munn's leadership, Aurora Public Schools raised its state ratings and reduced suspensions and expulsions. → Read More

Jeffco high school highlighted in report on English learner achievement

Bear Creek High School in Jeffco was celebrated for high achievement of English learners in a new report from A-Plus Colorado. → Read More

Chicago test scores drop — while Illinois students' scores remain flat

Chicago students fared slightly worse on this year’s PARCC standardized exam than in 2017, even as scores statewide remained flat. → Read More

Why two Aurora mothers are campaigning for their school district’s tax request

If Aurora voters approve a $35 million tax request, district officials said one priority will be funding after-school programs. → Read More

State panel recommends Adams 14 turn over management to outside group

Adams 14 and Adams City High School face the State Board of Education on Nov. 14 for possible new orders. → Read More

What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests

Several districts are asking voters to raise local tax revenues for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide tax increase for school funding. → Read More

What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests

Several districts are asking voters to raise local tax revenues for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide tax increase for school funding. → Read More

Aurora charter’s secret to top scores: ‘We try to make being nerdy cool’

Vega Collegiate Academy had the state's highest math growth scores this year. → Read More

Aurora school introduces out-of-the-box redesign with more electives, more teacher collaboration

With new offerings of elective classes, a full day every week for teachers to train and plan together, and lots of positive feedback already, school leaders at Aurora Hills Middle School are optimistic about their school redesign. → Read More

Aurora board to consider placing school tax hike on November ballot

The proposed tax hike is expected to generate $35 million for the district in 2019. → Read More