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November 26, 2018
Denver school board delays announcement of finalists for superintendent job
The seven-member school board has been searching for a new superintendent since late July.
Election results: Newark voters stick with an elected school board, NJ voters approve $500 million for schools
Newark voters opted to keep an elected school board, rather than change to one appointed by the mayor.
November 5, 2018
On election day, Newark will decide who should select school board members — voters or the mayor
On Nov. 6, Newark voters will choose whether to keep its annual school board elections or let the mayor appoint board members.
Updated August 29, 2018
Want to weigh in on Denver’s next superintendent? Here are the meetings.
There are six regional meetings scheduled for September, with more to come.
Updated June 25, 2019
College student, former candidate jumps into Denver school board race – early
Tay Anderson, 20, said he will run next November for the board seat currently occupied by Happy Haynes.
August 14, 2018
‘Who we are:’ Denver’s background statement for superintendent candidates, annotated
Read the full document here. We’ve also annotated it with explanations, context, and links to our previous coverage.
July 31, 2018
The Denver school board is aiming to name superintendent finalists by October
But some community members are already skeptical of the process and timeline.
March 12, 2018
Detroit students filed a lawsuit seeking the right to an equal education — 18 months later, they’re still in legal limbo
The case sits in legal limbo.
September 1, 2017
It’s official: Ten candidates in the running for Denver school board
Four of the seven board seats are up for election.
to do list
June 13, 2017
More teachers, less testing top to-do list for Detroit schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
Top priorities include hiring teachers, cutting down on testing and replacing contractors with employees.
long live p.e.
May 20, 2016
DPS approves new graduation requirements that continue to mandate P.E. and art
Starting with the class of 2021, students will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in English and math to earn a diploma.
new kid on the block
May 12, 2016
In Q&A, Denver school board appointee talks about the difference diversity can make
Rachele Espiritu, a 46-year-old mother of two who works in mental health, is set to be sworn in Thursday afternoon.
Updated April 12, 2016
Denver parent activist and Montbello High alum MiDian Holmes appointed to school board
Holmes will represent northeast Denver and be sworn in on April 18.
Updated March 8, 2016
More than 20 candidates vie for DPS board seat
The candidates will get a chance to introduce themselves to the public at a forum Tuesday night.
July 13, 2015
Denver school board incumbent Anne Rowe: “Now comes the hard part”
Anne Rowe, DPS board member and candidate for re-election in southeast Denver, talks about the upcoming race and her stances on education issues in Denver.
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