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Board of Education Update – June 14, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

Innovation Schools, iZone Approvals At the June 14, 2018 Board of Education meeting, the board approved several new innovation schools and iZones previously discussed at the May 14, June 7 and June 11 board meetings. Established under the Innovation Schools Act of 2008, innovation schools are DPS schools that — through the votes of teachers,

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Board of Education Update – June 11, 2018 Work Session

School Performance Compact for 2018-19 to Focus on Board Oversight of Improvement Plans At the June 11 Work Session the DPS Board of Education discussed lessons learned related to the School Performance Compact, the board policy that sets expectations for the district related to school supports, interventions and community engagement. These lessons take on particular meaning

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Board of Education Update – June 7, 2018 Focus on Achievment

New Grad Requirements Take a Competency-based Approach Accessibility, rigor and preparation emerged as themes critical to the success of the district’s new graduation requirements, according to district leaders. Beginning with the Class of 2021, students will have to fulfill three components to be eligible for graduation: Complete an ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) Complete

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Board of Education Update – May 29, 2018 Board Retreat

DPS to Launch Large-scale Community Dialogue The Board of Education met yesterday in a retreat to plan its work for the year ahead, and decided that DPS will launch a large-scale community dialogue focused on our community’s aspirations for the success of our students and our schools. Three years into the Denver Plan, and with the benefit of

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Board of Education Update – May 17, 2018 Regular Meeting

Celebrating Five Years of Teacher Leadership  At tonight’s regular meeting, the Board of Education celebrated five years of the Teacher Leadership and Collaboration (TLC) model and recognized the five teachers who have served as teacher leaders for all five years of the program with a proclamation: Kyler Albert, Gust Elementary School Stacey Hervey, CEC Early College Marie Gruber, Westerly

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Board of Education Update – May 14, 2018 Work Session

Exploring Innovation in DPS New Innovation Zone Applications Forthcoming in June At tonight’s work session, the Board of Education discussed innovation zones and how Denver Public Schools is working to learn from and scale best practices from these pioneering new organizations. What is an Innovation Zone? Established under the Innovation Schools Act of 2008, innovation

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Board of Education Update – May 10, 2018 Work Session

LEAP: Defining Excellent Instruction and Investing in our Teachers At the May 10, 2018 Work Session, the Board of Education received an update on LEAP (Leading Effective Academic Practice) — the district’s performance management system for teachers — which defines excellent instruction in DPS and invests in our teachers’ growth and development. What is LEAP? LEAP was

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Board of Education Update – May 3, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Final Recommendations for 2018-19 Budget At the May 3, 2018 Focus on Achievement session, the Board of Education received the final recommendations for the 2018-19 fiscal year budget. An overview of the budget assumptions includes a 4.4% increase for teachers (including steps and lanes and ProComp payments) this is part of the district’s 5-year collective bargaining agreement with the Denver

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Board of Education Update – April 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

Employees Recognized for Milestone Years of Service  At the April 26, 2018 meeting, the Board of Education hosted a recognition ceremony for team members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries with DPS this year. More than 60 honorees attended the ceremony to be recognized for giving 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to Team DPS

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Board of Education Update – April 23, 2018 Work Session

Coaching and Leadership in Service of Best First Instruction  At the April 23, 2018 work session, the Board of Education heard about how the district is supporting great teachers and leaders in our schools — a 2017-18 Instructional Priority for making progress on our Denver Plan 2020 goals. The board discussion focused on our current

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