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December 12, 2018
The pressing question at Denver’s final forum: How will Susana Cordova tackle inequity?
“I want to know what your plan is to get that gap in order,” one student said.
December 10, 2018
15 things to know about Denver superintendent finalist Susana Cordova and her record
The school board is expected to vote Dec. 17 on whether to hire Cordova as superintendent.
December 5, 2018
There is one more big public forum before Denver chooses a superintendent
A public forum is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at George Washington High School.
November 19, 2018
Denver superintendent search nearing end with one local name getting support — and calls for multiple finalists
“If we are only given one finalist, we will feel that the decision has already been made behind closed doors."
July 18, 2018
Meet one possible successor to departing Denver superintendent Tom Boasberg
Susana Cordova, Denver's deputy superintendent, already led the district once before.
July 18, 2018
Denver community has lots of advice on picking a new superintendent – who will the board heed?
In the wake of news that Tom Boasberg will step down as Denver's superintendent, community members have begun to weigh in on what they want in the district's next leader.
February 14, 2018
Study finds DACA encourages undocumented kids to stay in school, as Congress ponders their future
Giving undocumented young people protection from deportation came with a big education bonus: It made them more likely to finish high school and enter college.
July 18, 2016
Denver Superintendent Tom Boasberg on what he learned during his six months abroad
"It made us appreciate the extraordinary resources we have here."
July 6, 2016
Where’s Denver schools chief Tom Boasberg? Almost back from his 6-month sojourn
When Boasberg returns, he will face a full slate of pressing issues.
May 31, 2016
New groups aim to push back against Denver Public Schools, a stronghold of education reform
The groups and the district want the same thing: quality schools for all students. But the groups disagree with how DPS is trying to get there.
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April 11, 2016
Denver Public Schools pledges to address student discipline concerns
Acting DPS chief Susana Cordova made the promises in response to a new report that highlights racial disparities, concerns about underreporting of data, other issues.
Q and A
January 4, 2016
New acting Denver superintendent Susana Cordova on how her DPS education transformed her life
We asked Cordova what inspired her as a student, why she became a bilingual teacher, her thoughts on school turnaround and how she'll approach her new job.
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 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…
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