Denver Public Schools

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Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg
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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students first culture; Progressive; accountable; Focus on disadvantaged student populations; Dedicated teachers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; Educator development is not well planned; Nepotism;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement an accountability framework for school and district administrators that have the same "teeth" as the system you have adopted for teachers. Too many administrators do not appear to have a successful instructional background (or do not communicate/project such knowledge) and therefore lack the credibility to effectively manage those who are successful educators.

    It is difficult to quantify what many folks at the district office contribute to the education of our students. Perhaps if they were distributed at school sites across the district, those of us who are directly responsible for the students would be able to better appreciate their efforts (this especially includes academic technology, assessment, and curriculum personnel).

    Data security is dangerously ignored and generally treated as an insignificant burden -> student data is a "ticking time bomb".

    New programs are often implemented in a disjoint ("winging it") manner - this appears to be related to the lack of accountability/structure in the grants management process, i.e. spending grant money without taking time to fully vet pilot programs and new initiatives.

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Denver Public Schools Interviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014

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    Program Leader for Kaleidoscope Corner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Email-based on your credentials and references we would like to offer you the position of a Program Leader. You asked to call for an interview, after the interview, you are offered the position. In training you are told unfortunately you require more hours for the position and will dropped in pay.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, questions relating to your experience.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR FACT WHAT DPS IS GOING TO PAY YOU!!!!!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.dpsk12.org
Headquarters Denver, CO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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