Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Governor Dean in Denver on Thursday to help fix Manual High School

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Governor Howard Dean will be in Denver on Tuesday to help work on the recently re-opened Manual High School in Denver.

DNCC Press Release:

DENVER - Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean, along with members of the DNC's Executive Committee, will join Convention CEO Leah D. Daughtry and the staff of the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) for a service project at 3:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, January 10, 2008. In a project coordinated by the Colorado branch of Volunteers of America, Dean and the DNCC team will paint and plaster a room in need of repair at Manual High School and partner with students for a crafts project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.As one of Denver's oldest schools, Manual first opened its doors in the 1890s. After a recent closure due to declining enrollment and low student performance, Manual re-opened its doors this past fall with a goal of emerging as one of Denver's premier high schools.

Governor Howard Dean will join the DNCC CEO and staff for a community service project at Manual High School. The event marks the most recent outing in a series of "DNCC Service Days" focused on three areas of importance to the Denver-area community: youth, environmental projects and the combined issues of homelessness and hunger.

Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the DNC
Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC
Members of the DNC's Executive Committee
DNCC Staff

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2008

Manual High School
1700 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO
You can read more about Manual in this Denver Post article from June

The "new" Manual - its characteristics lifted from flourishing private and charter schools - won't look like any traditional Denver high school when its doors swing open in August.

All kids will have "family" groups to talk about home or friend problems. The school days will be longer for those falling behind academically. Students will most likely have a dress code.

"A lot of the kids have jobs where they show up on time, they behave, they dress appropriately," said incoming principal Rob Stein. "I think it will look like a good business."


Corinne said...

Good for Howard! When he's done there, I've got some nail pops he can fix, LOL.