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Board of Education Update – June 13, 2019 Board of Education Meeting

Board Approves Resolution in Support of Inclusive Practices  At the June 13, 2019 Board of Education meeting, the Denver Board of Education voted to approve a resolution that commits DPS to demonstrating inclusive practices in serving students with disabilities. The resolution also states DPS’ commitment to an ongoing campaign demonstrating the benefits of including students

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Board Meeting Update – June 10, 2019 Work Session

Superintendent’s Entry Plan Midpoint Update At the June 10, 2019 Work Session Superintendent Susana Cordova shared a progress update on her Entry Plan, which is the roadmap for the first phase of her district leadership and gives an overview of the specific action steps she has taken to launch DPS’ streamlined focus on Equity, Instructional

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Board of Education Update – June 6, 2019 Focus on Achievement

Road to Reading Partnership Fuels Holistic Approach to Preparing Young Learners for School At the June 6, 2019 Focus on Achievement session the Denver Board of Education heard an update on the progress of the Road to Reading initiative – a program that ensures children from birth to third grade have the language and literacy

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Board of Education Update – May 16, 2019 Board of Education Meeting

Student Board of Education Presents Annual Report; Colorado Youth Congress Shares an Update on Student Projects At the May 16, 2019 meeting the Denver Board of Education reviewed the DPS Student Board of Education‘s Annual Report. The Student Board of Education (SBOE), made up of a team of high school student leaders, builds powerful relationships between

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Board of Education Update – May 9, 2019 Work Session

Teacher Growth and Performance Update with Voices from the Field The Denver Board of Education heard an update from Chief Human Resources Officer Debbie Hearty on teacher growth and performance through LEAP (Leading Effective Academic Practice). The conversation focused on improvements made to the system and where there are continued opportunities, including a mid-year progress check

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Board of Education Update – May 2, 2019 Focus on Achievement Session

Focus on Achievement: Cohort Learning for Aspiring and Current Teacher Leaders At the May 2 Focus on Achievement session the Denver Board of Education heard an update on Teacher Leadership and Collaboration (TLC), a leadership model that allows DPS’ best teachers to share the expertise they have developed with fellow teachers, extending a great teacher’s impact and

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Board of Education Update – April 25, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting

Update on DPS’ Districtwide Sustainability Efforts The Denver Board of Education heard a presentation from Executive Director of Facility Management Trena Deane Marsal that included an update on the integrated approach to sustainability that DPS teams have been growing over the past 11 years. “We’ve been building this program with the objective of creating a

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Board of Education Update – April 22, 2019 Work Session

Board Discusses Policies and Practices on Use of Restraint   The Denver Board of Education heard an update from Superintendent Susana Cordova and Chief of Safety Michael Eaton regarding the district’s policies on the use of handcuffs with students, and a review of those policies. DPS has both a board policy and a regulation that cover

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Board of Education Update – April 11, 2019 Focus on Achievement Session

Board Reviews English Language Acquisition Programming in an Environment of Changing Demographics At the April 11, 2019 Focus on Achievement Session the Denver Board of Education had a rich discussion of English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs. Nadia Madan Morrow, Executive Director of the ELA department, presented an overview of the ELA program, outlining some of the

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Board of Education Update – March 21, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting

Board Passes Resolution in Support of Efforts to Increase Minimum Wage in Colorado At the March 21, 2019 regular board meeting, the Denver Board of Education voted to pass the Local Wage Option Resolution, which expresses support for local and state efforts to increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In negotiating the recent ProComp agreement with

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