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Welcome to PHNEE.org

Thank you for checking out our new website.  We are thrilled to have a space to provide information on PHNEE, the great elementary schools in Park Hill, and our history of fighting for inclusivity and valuing diversity.  We invite you to explore the site, and let us...

Toxic Stress in Schoolchildren

Originally published in Greater Park Hill News March 4th, 2019 By Erin Pier When Children Are Surviving, But Not Thriving Think about the last time you encountered a stressful situation. Maybe you had to swerve to avoid the guy who cut you off in traffic. Maybe you...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Originally published in Greater Park Hill News Feb 4th, 2019 By Erin Pier Equity in education. If you’re a frequent reader of the Greater Park Hills News, or follow any of the Park Hill Neighborhood social media pages, you may have seen this term pop up recently. But...

If Not SPF, Then What?

Based on remarks made by Andrew Lefkowits at Community Discussion on School Choice January 15, 2019 Central Park Recreation Center There are four things to think about, other than SPF, when choosing a school. 1. Calm Down! There is no one perfect school. The choice...

Much More Than a Color

Originally published in Greater Park Hill News – Dec 31st, 2018 By Andrew Lefkowits ‘Tis the Season! No, not the season of agonizing over whether or not you chose the exact right gift for everyone on your list. It’s the Season of School Choice – an even more...

Slow Down the Super Search

Originally published as a letter to the editor in Greater Park Hill News – Sep 4, 2018 By James Roy and Andrew Lefkowits Denver Public Schools is at a turning point. Under the leadership of outgoing Superintendent Tom Boasberg the district has made important...

What Is An Inclusive School?

Adapted from remarks made by Andrew Lefkowits Raising Inclusive Kids Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Harvey Montview Presbyterian Church – April 14, 2018   We have six amazing elementary schools in our neighborhood- two charters – Roots and Odyssey, and 4...