iOS app Android app

Denver School Board

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg Wasn't On Any Ballot, But Here's How He Affected Elections Nationwide | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Though his name wasn't on a ballot Tuesday, perhaps the most influential figure on education issues during the election cycle was New York...

Ed Tonight: Rhee Report Card Backwards? Denver School Board Drama

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Is Michelle Rhee doing it wrong? Over at, Mark Funkhouser writes about "education and the inputs-outcomes trap." Taking a look at Rhee's StudentsFirst state policy report card, he argues that Rhee's approach here is backwards: "You don't start by deciding which policies are best; you start with outcomes and work your way back to see which policies are connected to good results." That is, Rhee is looking at rankings the wrong way since she's looking at policies instead of school performance.

Emily Sirota Offers True Reform for DPS

Michael Merrifield | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Michael Merrifield

Emily Sirota is the only candidate in the school board races who has outlined a detailed, pragmatic plan to strengthen public education for the long haul.

DPS Board Elections Should Focus on Issues

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 12.28.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

The Denver school board election is just a few days away, and more people are paying attention to this year's race than ever before. But in the last couple days, it has not been for the right reasons.

'America's Wildest School Board Race?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

School board elections rarely garner significant attention -- these are not the typical high-profile races that bring in big money, U.S. Senate seats,...

Finance Reports Shed Light On Denver School Board Race

The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Finance reports filed Monday by committees involved in the Nov. 1 election show that the Denver teachers union has spent $88,500 on two Denver school-...

4 of 7 Public School Board Members Spent Beyond Budgets

Education News Colorado | Charlie Brennan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

An Education News Colorado analysis of spending by Denver school board members shows that four of the seven blew their annual $5,000 budgets for the f...

As DPS' School Board President, Nate Easley's Gotta Go

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Nate Easley cannot be an effective leader for Denver's school board. All doubt was removed by Easley's actions and behavior during the DPS Board of Education work session on November 15.

Andrea Merida Recall? Better Think Again

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

Merida's willingness to challenge the status quo at DPS is incredibly important to achieving moderation in our public schools.

Theresa Pena, DPS Board Member and Cover Up Artist

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

The only reason DPS' budget is balanced is, unlike other school districts in Colorado, the district has a pass on its pension-related debt.

The Lines Harden

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

In many matters related to public education, in Colorado and across the nation, positions are hardening, rhetoric is ramping up and the potential for compromise seems more remote by the day.

Denver Public School Board Meeting Turns Testy As Reform Measures Pass

Education News Colorado | Nancy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver Public Schools' board members narrowly approved turnaround plans for six of its lowest-performing schools in a Monday meeting marked by the thr...

Denver School Board Elections Draw National Attention

The Denver Post | Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denver's school board election typically attracts little attention. But this November's election could tip the balance of the seven-member board, and...