Education

Reformers sweep DPS school board election: What does it mean for future of district?

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 three-person minority.

The winners' supporters and opponents agree that the board will be more harmonious from here on out -- but they disagree about whether that's a good thing.

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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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