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September 10, 2018
Denver district attorney not filing charges against school board president
A district attorney spokesman cited no evidence and “no reasonable likelihood of conviction.”
September 7, 2018
Amid heated community debate, Denver extends time for superintendent search
The initial public meetings have surfaced longstanding tensions between those who believe in the school district’s vision and those who don’t.
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.
August 10, 2018
This search firm will help Denver find its next superintendent
The board has agreed to pay Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates $30,000 plus travel expenses.
August 2, 2018
Opposing groups call for all sides to play nice in Denver schools superintendent search
The statement quickly prompted a backlash on social media from community members who have been critical of the district.
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.
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.
May 22, 2018
Newark’s school board may pick a new superintendent today. Here’s what you need to know
The school board is expected to vote on a new superintendent at its meeting Tuesday evening.
May 8, 2018
Newark superintendent finalists will face the public on May 18
The finalists, whose names have not yet been revealed, will offer their visions for the school system during the public forum.
April 24, 2018
‘I can’t wait to get started,’ says Sharon Griffin on leading Tennessee’s Achievement School District
Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district.
March 22, 2018
Memphis candidate no longer in running to lead Achievement School District
Keith Sanders said the state's education chief called him with the news that he would not advance in the superintendent search.
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March 21, 2018
Tennessee seeks reset in Memphis with next leader of its school turnaround district
Community trust in the Achievement School District is low — an issue that the state wants to address in vetting superintendent candidates.
March 21, 2018
Rhode Island school improvement leader among finalists to head Tennessee’s turnaround district
A Rhode Island school innovator meets with Memphis education stakeholders as a finalist to lead the Achievement School District.
February 10, 2017
Jeffco superintendent opening to post with $300,000 as base pay
The Jeffco school board gave the search firm guidance to start advertising for the superintendent position.
May 5, 2016
Memphis education leader tells Nashville officials what Shelby County Schools is doing right
Interviewing to be director of Nashville schools, Brad Leon says he would bring a lot of inspiration from Memphis schools, including its focus on education equity.
Turnover at the top
February 3, 2016
Three of Tennessee’s four largest school districts in the hunt for superintendent
Rick Smith's sudden departure from Hamilton County means three of Tennessee's highest-profile urban districts have a leadership void.
March 20, 2014
Amid tension, Jeffco parents, teachers outline priorities for superintendent search
Teachers and parents gathered at Arvada West High School to express their opinions on what kind of superintendent the suburban district needs. But many were skeptical about whether the process would make a difference.
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