The teacher strike in Denver has ended. All DPS schools are open and operating on normal schedules and ECE classes will resume Friday, Feb. 15.

La huelga de maestros en Denver ha finalizado. Todas las escuelas de DPS están abiertas y las clases de precolar reanudarán el viernes, 15 de febrero.

تم إنهاء إضراب المدرّسين بدنفر. جميع مدارس دنفر العامة (DPS) مفتوحة وتعمل وفقًا للجداول الزمنية المعتادة

Cuộc đình công của giáo viên ở Denver đã kết thúc. Tất cả các trường của DPS đều mở cửa hoạt động theo lịch thông thường.

Shaqo-joojinta macallinka ee Denver way dhammaatay. Dhammaan dugsiyada DPS way furnaan doonaa oo waxay ku shaqayn doonaa jadwalkii caadiga ahaa.

በዴንቨር ውስጥ የመምህራን የሥራ ማቆም አድማ አብቅቷል። ሁሉም የDPS ት/ቤቶች ክፍት ሆነው በመደበኛ የጊዜ-ሰሌዳዎቻቸው የሚሠሩ ይሆናሉ።

डेनभरको शिक्षक हडताल अन्त्य भएको छ। सबै डिपिएस स्कूलहरू खुला छन् र नियमित तालिकामा चल्नेछन्

Забастовка учителей в Денвере закончилась.Все школы DPS открыты и работают по обычному расписанию.

ဒင္းဗားတြင္ ဆရာ/မမ်ား သပိတ္ေမွာက္ျခင္း ၿပီးဆံုးသြားပါၿပီ။ ဒင္းဗားအစိုးရေက်ာင္းမ်ားအားလံုးကို ဖြင့္လွစ္ထားၿပီး ပံုမွန္အခ်ိန္ဇယားမ်ားအတိုင္း လည္ပတ္ေနပါသည္။

La grève des enseignants à Denver est terminée.Toutes les écoles DPS sont ouvertes et fonctionnent suivant les horaires normaux.

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Fifth Grade Students Tackle Real World Issues

May. 31, 2018
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Around the end of every school year, Brown International Academy fifth grade teacher Wendy Edwards has a minor little freak-out: “Throughout the whole process you think, ‘Is this going to come together?’” she said.

Edwards is talking about the self-directed, end-of-year projects students are tasked with completing as part of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. Their projects – which touch on critical issues and current events – are intended to encompass everything they have learned from kindergarten through fifth grade.

“In a normal day, we guide them through learning, even with research,” Edwards said. “In this case, they have to do it on their own.”

Students work on the projects for months, scheduling in-person interviews and webcam sessions with leading experts in the fields of the topics they are researching.

“This project helps me (prepare for) sixth grade, because we’ll be doing a lot of projects in sixth,” said Brown fifth-grader Breeani Silva.

Some groups tackled declining honeybee populations, visiting a bee farmer and businessowner at Dakota Bees in Lakewood. Another group discussed discrimination in education with educators at the Emily Griffith Campus in Downtown Denver.

“Probably the most important thing I’ve learned is what discrimination is, and how it affects people,” said fifth grader Mya Kennedy. “Now I know how to stop it, and how not to discriminate people.”

Students then create action plans – raising money or awareness about their topics – before presenting their findings to their families and the community in late May.

“It just becomes… mind-blowing. I cry every year, Edwards said. “They realize they can make a change and have action. It’s beyond anything we can teach them in a classroom, because they learn it themselves.”