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Meet DPS school board At-Large hopefuls Michael Kiley, Barbara O'Brien, Joan Poston

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
This week's cover story, "Drawing the Line," delves into the Denver Public Schools Board of Education election -- possibly the most important political race you're not paying attention to. The future direction of DPS is at stake, with about half of the nine candidates in favor of continuing the district's...
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Reader: The sun is out, but where are the men?

"Hit or Myth," Off Limits, October 10 Myth Colorado After this rainy September, I wondered about that "300 days of sunshine" line you always hear. Thanks for clearing it up.Sarah SmithDenver "Three hundred days of sunshine" doesn't mean 300 sunny days; it just means 300 days where the sun is...
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Which DPS candidates voluntarily disclosed campaign contributions early?

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
Update: At least two of the nine Denver Public Schools Board of Education candidates -- Michael Kiley and Meg Schomp -- voluntarily disclosed all campaign contributions over $100 by midnight on October 25, fulfilling a request from a coalition of organizations that includes the Denver teachers union, which has endorsed...
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Next month's election could change the future of Denver Public Schools

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
This November's Denver Public Schools Board of Education election might be the most important political race you're not paying attention to. Why is it so important? Because even if it's unlikely to make headlines on CNN, it could serve as a referendum on Denver's trend of aggressive school reform and...
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Which DPS school board candidates are getting big bucks from Texas billionaires?

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
A second round of campaign finance reports filed in the Denver Public Schools school board election reveals a familiar pattern: the four so-called reform candidates continue to raise the most money, thanks to donations from high-profile reformers, such as Texas billionaires John and Laura Arnold, while the four non-reform candidates...
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DPS school board race fundraising: Who's getting big bucks from Phil Anschutz?

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
Like much of the rhetoric surrounding next month's Denver Public Schools school board election, the nine candidates are roughly split when it comes to who's funding their campaigns. The four so-called reform candidates have received big checks from Phil Anschutz, Daniel Ritchie and DaVita CEO Kent Thiry and his wife...
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Reformers sweep DPS school board election: What does it mean for future of district?

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
The four candidates supportive of Denver Public Schools' brand of education reform swept the school board election yesterday. Barbara O'Brien, Rosemary Rodriguez, Mike Johnson and Landri Taylor will fill the four open slots on a seven-member board that has been characterized by clashes between its reform-minded majority and a vocal...
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Meet DPS District 2 candidates Rosario C. de Baca and Rosemary Rodriguez

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
This week's cover story, "Drawing the Line," delves into the Denver Public Schools Board of Education election -- possibly the most important political race you're not paying attention to. The future direction of DPS is at stake, with about half of the nine candidates in favor of continuing the district's...
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Meet DPS District 4 candidates Roger Kilgore and Landri Taylor

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
This week's cover story, "Drawing the Line," delves into the Denver Public Schools Board of Education election -- possibly the most important political race you're not paying attention to. The future direction of DPS is at stake, with about half of the nine candidates in favor of continuing the district's...
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Meet DPS District 3 candidates Mike Johnson and Meg Schomp

3 years ago by Melanie Asmar
This week's cover story, "Drawing the Line," delves into the Denver Public Schools Board of Education election -- possibly the most important political race you're not paying attention to. The future direction of DPS is at stake, with about half of the nine candidates in favor of continuing the district's...

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