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October 21, 2016
Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, former top Denver schools administrator, launches new consulting firm
She's teaming up with the former CEO of an East Coast charter school network.
December 10, 2015
Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, top Denver Public Schools administrator, to leave her position
Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, a former DPS charter school principal who now serves as the district’s chief academic and innovation officer, is leaving her position.
shakeup at the top
April 7, 2015
DPS plans for cuts, additions, and shifts in central office
DPS is cutting some 110 district-level position as part of a restructuring in its chief academic and innovation office.
March 24, 2015
With nod to charter networks, DPS is giving a successful principal a second school
Denver Public Schools is creating its first Innovation Management Organization, an attempt to mimic charter networks' approach to replicating schools.
December 17, 2014
Denver Public Schools “back to the drawing board” in search for Common Core-aligned curriculum
District officials say that the textbooks and other academic resources that are on the market right now aren’t up to snuff, especially for Denver’s large population of English learners.
Two peas in a pod
August 26, 2014
Denver’s top two deputies on their new jobs and the district: “We’ve evolved”
In their new roles, Alyssa Whitehead-Bust and Susana Cordova will be the district bureaucracy's most influential leaders deciding what and how leaders lead, teachers teach, and students study. Chalkbeat sat down with them to learn more about their new roles, what they learned from last year, and what's on their minds as a new school year starts.
June 16, 2014
Reporter’s notebook: In the blink of an eye, a new school is given the OK
This is how most new charter schools open in Denver: early mornings and late night nights are poured into lengthy charter school applications for months — sometime years. There are meetings and interviews with district staff; emails are fired back and forth; there are revisions to the charter, meeting with perspective families; and — maybe — an occasional public backlash.
June 13, 2014
Boasberg shuffles leadership team
Denver Public Schools’ top boss has reshuffled his leadership team as the city’s school district moves toward rolling out its new strategic plan and after…
March 13, 2014
Denver official testifies on charter school practices before Congress
Denver’s head of innovation, Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, joined officials from Ohio, California and national charter school organizations to encourage Congressional support of charter schools. Whitehead-Bust praised the…
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