It’s DPS superintendent Tom Boasberg’s last week on the job. Here’s a look at what happened in the district on his watch.
Test scores are up, but the city's schools are still largely segregated by race and family income. There's school choice, principals have more autonomy and there have been school closures. Melanie Asmar takes an in-depth, thoroughly reported trip through Boasberg's tenure.
Where closure decisions were once made based "overwhelmingly on academic factors," the changes add nuance, and will allow the school board to consider culture, demographics and other factors.
Education advocates have wanted more detailed student performance data, they’ve gotten some, and could get a lot more
Last week, state officials released test data that could lead to greater understanding of achievement gaps and demographics. They’re considering a new policy that could provide even more transparency in 2019, which some advocates think will help them improve scores down the line.
Former superintendents from California and Illinois will be helping Denver Pubic Schools find its new superintendent
DPS says it'll name at least one finalist by Oct. 15, and it's paying a company in Illinois $30,000 to help make that happen.