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January 18, 2017
Denver Public Schools: Score change that sealed fate of Gilpin Montessori School “very normal”
But a vocal group of Gilpin parents and community members don’t think so.
January 17, 2017
Sen. Michael Bennet to Betsy DeVos: Come visit Denver, where school choice is different
Both Bennet and DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg say Denver charter schools are vastly different from Michigan's.
December 9, 2016
Denver superintendent sheds light on school closure recommendations, what happens next
“People have respected that there is a clear and transparent process at the intellectual level -- and at the emotional level, they’re still very concerned."
November 21, 2016
Denver superintendent pledges to stand with elementary school defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti
Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg condemned anti-Semitic graffiti found at Isabella Bird Community School.
November 16, 2016
To tackle teacher shortage, start with giving teachers the respect they deserve, superintendents say
Colorado school superintendents and business leaders gathered to discuss the burgeoning teacher shortage.
Memo from the Boss
October 24, 2016
Denver superintendent Tom Boasberg’s vision for giving more power to schools, annotated
Boasberg wrote a document detailing how most decisions should be made at the school level. We annotated it with explanations and links.
summer mix tape
August 30, 2016
Ten stories you might have missed over the summer (and should read now as a new school year begins)
There is no such thing as time off from covering education.
August 22, 2016
Black educators in Denver say they feel mistreated. Here’s how the district plans to respond.
In a district that has faced criticism for forging ahead with decisions without first soliciting feedback, the approach is significant.
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.
November 30, 2015
Who will be interim superintendent of Denver Public Schools?
The DPS school board has been tight-lipped about who it might pick to be interim superintendent. But there are three likely scenarios.
November 18, 2015
Why Denver superintendent Tom Boasberg landed an unprecedented six-month break
The uncommon stability of Denver Public Schools is what makes his respite possible. But some observers question whether the timing is right.
'great schools' - or the worst?
September 10, 2015
DPS eyeing tougher stance on poor-performing schools, with closures on the table
DPS is drafting a new policy to set clear expectations for poor-performing schools and give the district a roadmap to quickly close those that haven't turned things around.
August 24, 2015
Five issues to watch as Denver Public Schools students return to the classroom
Denver Public Schools faces questions about equity, the makeup of its school board, the fate of a storied high school and more as the 2015-16 school year begins.
January 9, 2015
Boasberg: DPS will stick with PARCC, but tests should be shorter
DPS superintendent Tom Boasberg says he'd like to see a significant reduction in testing time.
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