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Q&A: DPS’ Superintendent on Lessons Learned During Her Rough First Year

From a teacher strike to a districtwide lockdown, Susana Cordova faced a turbulent initial 12 months in charge of the state's largest school district.

Education

Testing Ground

When Jon Hanover launched Roots Elementary, a charter school in Northeast Park Hill, in 2015, he hoped to create an innovative, high-performing community school by transforming the way elementary education is taught—all on a spot once devastated by gang violence. Two years later, has the school made the grade?

New School

Colorado is launching a first-in-the-country apprenticeship program that’s designed to let students earn it all: a diploma, a degree, and a middle-class wage. The best part? It’s free.

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