A Talk with Tom Boasberg ’86 | Public education in Denver: How do we both raise the bar for all kids and close our achievement gaps?

A Talk with Tom Boasberg '86 | Public education in Denver: How do we both raise the bar for all kids and close our achievement gaps?

2 Apr 2013 | 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Tom Boasberg
Superintendent, Denver Public Schools

Presented by Harvard & Yale Education Speaker Series

Registration: There is a $5 registration fee. REGISTER HERE

Location: we will email registrants with directions to location a few days prior to the event. 
Limited seating. Please register in advance. 
Open to Yale and Harvard alumni only.

Speaker Bio
Since January 2009, Tom Boasberg has led the Denver Public School as its Superintendent. Before DPS, Boasberg worked for eight years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for Corporate Development, responsible for the company’s mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Prior to Level 3 Communications, Boasberg served as legal advisor to Reed Hundt, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. At the FCC, he was responsible for devising policies and rules to open up the US and international telecommunications markets to competition. He also played a leading role in the establishment of the E-Rate program, which provides over $2 billion a year to high-poverty schools across the country to pay for telecom and internet services.  Prior to the FCC, he served for three years as Chief of Staff to Lee Chu-Ming, Chairman of Hong Kong’s largest political party, working on constitutional and political issues relating to Hong Kong’s change of sovereignty in 1997. He helped draft Hong Kong’s election law and Bill of Rights and successfully advocated for fairer treatment of the Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong. A speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, he also worked as a junior high school English teacher in Hong Kong’s public schools and played semi-professional basketball in Hong Kong. Tom earned his B.A. in History summa cum laude from Yale College and J.D. with Distinction from Stanford Law School.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

About Harvard & Yale Education Speaker Series (ESS)

Harvard & Yale Education Speaker Series was recently established to focus on critical education-related issues in Colorado. Our goals are to:
•  Provide a space for our alumni and friends to engage in a lively and invigorating discussion, and
• Identify areas where we may be part of the solution.