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A ‘Perpetual Fighter’ for Equity for All Students

February 21, 2018 3:45

Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova’s unwavering commitment to equity for all students has led to major improvements for English-learners in Denver’s public schools. Her own revelation as a student that her culture and heritage were not setbacks, but strengths that could bolster her success, led her to teaching and a path-breaking career as the first Latina deputy superintendent in the 92,000-student district. “She is just a perpetual fighter for kids who don’t have opportunities—and we need that in schools,” said Peter Gorman, a former superintendent of North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. “She is looking out for all students—and that’s powerful.” This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. Read more at http://leaders.edweek.org Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org. About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... - On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edweek/ - On Twitter at https://twitter.com/educationweek/ - On LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/educ... To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at library@epe.org.

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