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Educators from Seven Countries Visit Denver to Build International Learning Community

Nov. 6, 2017

Denver Public Schools Part of Global Initiative to Ensure Student Success

Denver – From Nov. 6-10, Denver Public Schools (DPS), the Asia Society and University of Colorado-Denver are bringing together leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era.

The symposium will highlight DPS’ approach to college and career readiness and its focus on redesigning the high school experience. Denver will be the second U.S. city to host a Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) conference.

Seven countries will be present at the conference, where DPS leadership team members will share perspectives on preparing students for college and career success.

At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg will serve on a panel titled “Building a Pipeline to Success: Ensuring Students are College and Career Ready” which will explore how school districts and communities around the world are developing multiple, versatile pathways for students to allow flexible opportunities for work and lifelong learning.

Interview opportunities will be available. For more information about the symposium and forum, read the official GCEN press release.

Global education conference panel, Building a Pipeline to Success: Ensuring Students are College and Career Ready

Denver Board of Education President Anne Rowe, DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova, Chief Operations Officer David Suppes, Deputy Chief of Strategy Ann Whalen, Chief of Culture, Equity and Leadership Allen Smith, Chief Financial Officer Mark Ferrandino, Chief Executive Officer for Denver School of Science and Technology Bill Kurtz, Interim Director of DPS CareerConnect Scott Springer and international leaders in education

Wednesday, Nov. 8
6:30-7:30 p.m.

University of Colorado Denver, Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence St., 2nd Floor, Terrace Room