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DPS Election 2013
November 5, 2013
Supporters of DPS administration claim victory in board races
Updated. A lot. Denver voters decided the fate of DPS' reform agenda Tuesday when they cast their votes in four contests for school board.
November 5, 2013
Denver voters separated by distance, Amendment 66
Residents of southwest Denver, who spoke to EdNews after dropping off their ballot at Harvey Park Recreation Center, generally opposed Amendment 66, while their northeastern neighbors at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center rallied behind the nearly billion dollar tax increase.
November 2, 2013
Issue committee attracts national money to Denver board race
DPS board candidates who support the district's accountability-based reform efforts have been out-fundraising their opponents at a rate of three to one -- but they're also getting a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Denver businessman and billionaire Philip Anschutz through an expenditure committee.
November 2, 2013
Wide gaps in DPS board fundraising persist in second campaign filings
Updated: Denver Public Schools board candidates who support the current district administration's slate of policies continue to far outpace their opponents in fundraising, according to the second round of campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State's office on Friday.
November 1, 2013
Political machine emerges from donations in DPS race
Candidates from Denver Public Schools' board are receiving help from one of two massive campaign machines — one created by a network of donors supportive of reform efforts, the other, a union hoping to restore traditional practices to the district.
October 30, 2013
A66 campaigns accelerate into final days
You may have more than trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell this week as Amendment 66 campaigners hit the streets for one last push. There’s also plenty of campaign chatter online, including a Halloween-themed video.
October 16, 2013
DPS campaign giving tops $600,000
Updated - Contributions to candidates in the Denver Public Schools board races have reached just over $600,000, according to reports filed with the Department of State.
October 9, 2013
Denver Public Schools District 4 board candidates spar over Montbello
Thanks for watching the live-stream of the third in our series of debates between candidates for Denver Public School board. This debate featured the candidates running for the District 2 board seat: Roger Kilgore and incumbent Landri Taylor.
September 26, 2013
O’Brien, Kiley and Poston argue conflict of interest, Amendment 66
Updated - In the second live-streamed DPS debate, Denver's city-wide school board candidates Michael Kiley, Barbara O'Brien and Joan Poston wrangled over issues ranging from teacher evaluations, last year's bond and mill levy to candidates' conflict of interest.
September 18, 2013
Schomp, Johnson emphasize differences over mill levy, school choice
Updated: In the first of a series of school board candidate debates, central Denver school board candidates Meg Schomp and Michael Johnson emphasized their different approaches to school choice, funding, oversight and community engagement.
September 11, 2013
DPS board forum focuses on reform initiatives, community engagement
Reforms implemented by Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg were at the forefront of the discussion at Stand for Children's Tuesday night forum for DPS board candidates.
September 4, 2013
Order for DPS board ballot determined
Candidates for the DPS Board now know in what order they’ll appear on the November ballot. Denver Elections officials determined the ballot order Wednesday afternoon…
August 29, 2013
Merida bows out of Denver board race
DPS board member Andrea Merida is ending her re-election bid, citing her displeasure with the influence of national campaign contributions in board races and the increased influence of federal policies on district decision-making.
August 11, 2013
Democrats for Education Reform endorses four DPS board candidates
The Colorado branch of Democrats for Education Reform, the political action committee that pushes for policies around school and teacher accountability and parent…
June 20, 2013
Former DCTA leaders back Merida
DPS board incumbent Andrea Merida Thursday said while the Denver Classroom Teachers Association as a whole may not have endorsed her candidacy in southwest Denver,…
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