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New Bellevue schools chief driven to tackle ethnic achievement gaps

New superintendent of Bellevue Schools, Ivan Duran, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Bellevue.

Superintendent Ivan Duran takes over at the Bellevue School District, known for high-performing schools but persistent achievement gaps for some nonwhite students. His own shattering experience of racism as a Latino kid in Denver fuels his drive to help all students here.

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