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Tay Anderson files defamation lawsuit against activists who publicized sexual misconduct allegations

Denver Public Schools Director Tay Anderson filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday against Black Lives Matter 5280 and activists who publicized anonymous sexual assault allegations against him. An independent investigation solicited by the school district could not corroborate any sexual assault claims made against Anderson. Anderson filed the lawsuit in Denver District Court. It claims BLM […]

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Denver high school students protest outside DPS offices calling for removal of board member Tay Anderson

Hundreds of students who walked out of Denver high schools Monday morning converged outside Denver Public Schools’ downtown offices calling for the removal of board member Tay Anderson.    “Hey hey, ho ho, Tay Anderson has got to go,” was among the chants from a crowd of more than 300 students gathered outside DPS at 1860 […]

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DPS board votes 6-1 to censure Tay Anderson for “disturbing pattern” of behavior and intimidation

Updated Sept. 17, 2021, at 6:23 p.m.: This has been updated with the results of the Denver Public Schools board meeting. Denver Public Schools board members voted 6-1 to censure fellow member Tay Anderson on Friday, two days after a report detailing a six-month investigation into Anderson revealed he engaged in behavior the board deemed […]

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Investigators couldn’t back up sexual assault claims against Tay Anderson, but found he flirted with underage student

Independent investigators could not substantiate claims that Denver Public Schools board member Tay Anderson committed sexual assault, but he may be censured for conduct unbecoming of a school board member.  The investigation found that Anderson engaged in flirtatious social media contact with a 16-year-old DPS student after he was elected a board member and posted […]

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Investigation into Tay Anderson sexual assault allegations to be released Wednesday

A third-party investigation into anonymous sexual assault allegations against Denver school board member Tay Anderson is complete, according to Denver Public Schools. The six other school board members received the 96-page report by Investigations Law Group on Monday, according to a district press release. Anderson is set to receive a copy Tuesday after it has […]

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Wilson: The tide turns for Tay Anderson, but will the left learn not to be too quick to judgment?

Tay Anderson looked clean, fresh and polished sitting next to Jeff Fard on the Free Think Zone podcast. It was almost as if he hadn’t just been weathering the storm of his young life.  Ever since anonymous allegations of assault, the Denver Public Schools board member has been persona non-grata in the community. These very […]

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Tay Anderson to resume Denver school board duties before investigation ends

Denver school board member Tay Anderson is returning to his school board duties before the conclusion of an investigation into anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct, he wrote in a letter posted Wednesday to social media and shared with his board colleagues. Anderson said his return to work is “effective immediately,” though board meetings do not […]

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Tay Anderson, teachers union reveal more about allegations from Denver school board race

More details were revealed Thursday about the Denver teachers union’s 2019 endorsement of Tay Anderson for school board and whether union leaders knew at the time about allegations of inappropriate behavior. Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Rob Gould said in a statement Thursday that the union’s political arm “received an anonymous letter containing unsubstantiated, nebulous […]

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Tay Anderson says Denver superintendent vote will be his last until at least August

Denver school board member Tay Anderson plans to vote to confirm the district’s next superintendent on Thursday, but that will be his last vote until at least August while he faces a sexual assault and harassment investigation, Anderson said Wednesday. “Selecting the superintendent is one of the most important things a school board must do, […]