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We asked and you answered: Here’s what Memphians want in their next school leader
Chalkbeat asked its readers to weigh in with a survey on the issues most important to them in the next superintendent. About 50 people responded – a little more than half identified as Memphis educators.
On the hunt
February 15, 2019
Want a say in the next IPS superintendent? Here’s your chance.
The school board is expected to select the next superintendent in May.
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 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.
November 20, 2018
Memphis schools chief Dorsey Hopson calls his work ‘a remarkable journey,’ but seeks new career at health care giant
Prior to his departure, the school board expects to name an interim before the district breaks for the winter holidays, giving the panel time to seek a permanent replacement, said board chair Shante Avant.
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."
October 26, 2018
Wanted in Denver: Visionary change agent, open-minded, personable, culturally authentic and politically savvy. (Good listener a must.)
The Denver school board faces the tough task of finding a leader who can satisfy the sometimes contradictory expectations of staff, parents, students and advocates.
October 4, 2018
What Denver parents, students, and teachers said they want in the next superintendent
“We need a superintendent that has lived through a lot of the experiences of our kids.”
September 27, 2018
Retiree named interim leader of Denver district as superintendent search continues
His first day as interim will be Oct. 20, and he will serve until a permanent superintendent starts.
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.
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