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November 23, 2020

Former School Board Members, All Women, Take Denver School Board to Task

In an unusual public letter, the 14 former board members accuse the current board of driving Superintendent Susana Cordova out of the job.

December 18, 2018

Susana Cordova, Educator With Deep Denver Roots, Chosen as Superintendent

Cordova attended the city's public schools, and has served as teacher, principal, director of teaching and learning, and deputy superintendent.

October 26, 2018

Longtime Miami Superintendent, Who Almost Left for N.Y.C., Chosen as Urban Superintendent of the Year

ALberto Carvalho has led the Miami-Dade school system for the last 10 years, but he made headlines earlier this year when he accepted the chancellor job in New York City and later backed out.

September 27, 2018

Denver Names Interim Superintendent as It Searches for Permanent Leader

The district's school board chose Ron Cabrera, a former Denver principal and superintendent in a neighboring district, to serve as interim district chief as it searches for a permanent replacement for Tom Boasberg, who leaves on Oct. 19.

July 17, 2018

Denver Superintendent to Step Down After Nearly a Decade. Will the District's Progress Continue?

Tom Boasberg led Denver's public schools through a period that saw an increase in graduation and college-going rates, charter-district collaboration, and improved performance of its English-learners.

December 13, 2017

In Denver, the School Board Members Are All Women

Across the United States, women make up more than 40 percent of school board members, but research has shown that unless they are a supermajority, they don't comment or endorse motions as often as their male peers.

November 18, 2016

Denver Declares Schools "Safe Spaces" For All Students Amid Post-Election Anxiety

The resolution says that the Denver Public Schools will continue to "provide equal opportunities and safe learning spaces for all of our students."

September 20, 2016

New Website to Compare Cities' Education Results Makes Debut

The interactive "State of Our Cities" website, released Tuesday by the George W. Bush Institute, provides comparable education data for 114 cities across more than a dozen indicators.

August 29, 2016

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.

March 22, 2016

Six District Superintendents Join Chiefs for Change

The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.

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