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Denver Board of Education
strike vote looming
Updated January 16, 2019
Denver district, board members frame teacher contract negotiations as debate over values
There are two days of negotiations scheduled before a potential strike vote on Saturday.
A new approach
June 12, 2018
Denver’s school board is taking a break from its school closure policy
The pause would be in effect for the 2018-19 school year.
Follow the money
November 4, 2017
Denver incumbents continue to bring in more money than challengers in school board race
At stake is control of the school board in Colorado's largest school district.
October 25, 2017
Denver school board election mailer’s false statement about ‘for-profit charter school’ draws criticism
The independent expenditure committee that produced the mailer is seeking to influence the northeast Denver race.
the race is on
September 19, 2017
Stand for Children chooses not to endorse in northeast Denver school board race
The race features incumbent Rachele Espiritu, recent high school graduate Tay Anderson and community organizer and former teacher Jennifer Bacon.
August 4, 2017
Denver teachers union, members of progressive wing diverge on key school board races
The Denver teachers union and a caucus within the union are split over who to support in two competitive school board races that could determine…
changing of the guard
February 16, 2016
DPS board vacancy: Landri Taylor, representing northeast Denver, announces resignation
The resignation of Landri Taylor from the DPS school board means a new voice representing northeast Denver, a diverse area undergoing yet more changes.
Updated November 4, 2015
Happy Haynes edges challenger Robert Speth in DPS at-large race
Denver school board president Allegra "Happy" Haynes had been trailing upstart challenger Robert Speth for an at-large Denver school board seat in previous counts.
November 3, 2015
Five things to watch on Election Day
Key issues to be decided in Tuesday's election include the Jefferson County recall, the makeup of Denver, Aurora and Douglas County school boards, and a Brighton bond.
October 29, 2015
In Denver school board race, a telling divide over what defines a “neighborhood school”
The dueling philosophies and semantics about neighborhood schools are a central narrative in the Denver school board election that will be decided Tuesday.
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