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Sad. I have a friend that got her Masters in Education, and ESL yet as bad off as our school districts are, and they are, even the State Dept. of Education told me by email that they would not apply and sponsor her to stay in this state. What a waste!! She was a 3.9 gpa and got a scholarship to CU Boulder for her Masters. It now expires in July and the State told me they wouldn't sponsor her for the H1-B visa which they would have to hire her, apply for the visa and this needs to done asap as her current visa expires in July. Her students at a STRIVE school love her. Her teachers at CU Boulder did a newspaper article about her as she is the ONLY woman to graduate with her Masters on a scholarship! What does the State of CO. and Denver Public Schools want? They would have excellency in this woman's teaching. If only they would put out some money, hire her and do the application for the H-1B visa, good for 3 years and extension of 3 more years. Then she can apply for permanent residency. She plans to get her PhD as well. What a waste of a wonderful teacher. It seems to be because she is from Saudi Arabia, well they have been our ally for years. Why don't they do this visa? The cost to the district is a small amount compared to the amount spent and our kids graduate from high school and can't read. It disgusts me. But she told me when she interviews they are all excited until she tells them she needs the visa to stay here past July and she said she could see it in their eyes, it was going to be no, they don't want to spend money on the visa. Well our students don't seem to be doing so well with American teachers so help her, help her to help our children. She is a peace loving, caring person who just wants to stay in the U.S. with her 2 children, one of them was born here, and enjoy teaching and the freedoms of the U.S. She has worked very hard for this. Someone knows how she can get that visa yet they won't share that information with me to share with her. She was told it was $5,500.00 fee for the visa and the school has to have offered her a job. It sounds like a lot yet when you think about how many students won't learn to read or English (which she teaches) or anything else. They need personal attention which she has been able to do at the STRIVE school in Denver, a college prep school and she teaches 6th graders, 17 in her class. Isn't she worth the fee and the paperwork and the job offer if she can get these kids ready for the next college prep step? She can certainly teach children who just need special attention, that is her specialty. Or we can keep going the way we are and score as one of the WORST places to live for education purposes. It is up to Denver Public Schools and the State Dept. of Education, who I also contacted and they emailed me and said they don't do the H1-B visa, why not? Our kids need it!!! I also noticed the people giving DPS a good vote were prior employees, that is kind of strange. No, they don't have to work there anymore, but my good friend wants to help DPS do better, and the students who attend these schools.

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Great place where caring people care

Answered - Teacher (Former Employee) - Debver

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It is very promising; they have a great mission and I know they will succeed!

Answered - Human Resources Specialist/HR Assistant (Former Employee) - Denver, CO

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DPS will be around for many years.

Answered - Program Specialist (Former Employee) - Denver, CO 80235

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Public schools like DPS will always be around

Answered - Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) - Denver, Colorado

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Hard to say

Answered - Paraprofessional Educator (Former Employee) - Denver, CO

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Bad. Especially for the disabled students and the juvenile delinquent students sent there by the courts.

Answered - Paraprofessional / Teacher's Aide (Former Employee) - Denver, CO

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Very bright! The administration and staff really care about the kids, and everyone is very professional.

Answered - Paraprofessional (Current Employee) - Denver, CO

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Not good. Teachers often grumbled and ranted about their supervisors with an emphasis is not being able to teach. They also complained about attending meetings at nausium.

Answered - Subsitute Teacher (Former Employee) - Denver, CO

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