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At Candidate Forum, Michael Bennet Looked Back on the Reforms He Implemented as Denver Supe. Could Those Ideas Go National?

Bonnie O'Keefe

Pesidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet’s leadership as superintendent of Denver Public Schools from 2005 to 2009 was a major turning point in the city’s educational trajectory, marking the beginning of a reform strategy that fundamentally changed the shape of the school system and contributed to notable gains in graduation rates and student achievement.

So how does Bennet view those district reforms now, and how does he propose to translate the lessons from Denver to the national level?