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April 3, 2019
Calls are mounting to change Denver’s school rating system. Here’s how it works now.
What exactly is the school performance framework, how is it used, and why are there so many complaints about it?
April 1, 2019
Why the Denver school district’s top boss wants to create a ‘unified equity plan’
The result will be a “unified equity plan” that will “align efforts that currently exist in silos,” according to Superintendent Susana Cordova's entry plan.
March 28, 2019
Denver’s Susana Cordova named a ‘chief for change’ by national education group
Cordova joins 36 other Chiefs for Change members across the country.
reductions and additions
March 13, 2019
Inside the reorganization of the Denver school district’s central office
Information obtained through an open records request shows the full breadth of the reorganization thus far.
Reduction in force
March 1, 2019
Denver central office cuts will involve ‘real elimination of services,’ Cordova says
One big change involves the supervisory structure for principals.
February 6, 2019
No school for district preschool students if Denver teachers strike
If Denver teachers strike next week, classes will be canceled for about 5,000 preschoolers who attend district schools.
January 25, 2019
With no Denver strike Monday, Colorado labor officials weigh the benefit and cost of intervention
Rather than walking off the job on Monday, many Denver teachers are planning to “walk in,” entering their school buildings together dressed in…
right to strike
January 25, 2019
‘This was wrong,’ says Denver schools chief of email threat to immigrant teachers
No employees were put on leave as a result of the email, Superintendent Susana Cordova said.
Updated January 22, 2019
Teachers union continues voting on possible Denver strike
A Denver strike would affect roughly 71,000 students in Colorado's largest school district.
January 19, 2019
Denver hopes to keep its schools open in a strike — and the union wants you to send your kids
Superintendent Susana Cordova says she is committed to continuing to educate students in the event of a strike.
Updated January 18, 2019
Liveblog: Follow Denver’s teacher pay negotiations here
Denver Public Schools administrators and Denver Classroom Teachers Association, the teachers union, are scheduled to meet all day Thursday and Friday, if necessary, to try…
Updated January 15, 2019
‘The reckoning has come’: Denver teachers union takes a hard line in negotiations
The two sides spent more time apart than at the negotiating table Tuesday.
January 7, 2019
On her first day as Denver superintendent, Susana Cordova visits the school where she was a student
Cordova assumed the role of superintendent of Denver Public Schools on Monday, making her the top boss of Colorado’s largest school district.
December 17, 2018
Susana Cordova named Denver superintendent, rising from student to teacher to top boss
Nearly 30 years after she began her career in Denver as a bilingual teacher, Susana Cordova was selected Monday as superintendent of the 92,000-student school…
December 12, 2018
The pressing question at Denver’s final forum: How will Susana Cordova tackle inequity?
“I want to know what your plan is to get that gap in order,” one student said.
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