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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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Board of Education Meeting Update – March 18, 2019 Work Session

Special Education Task Force Presents Recommendations  The Denver Board of Education heard recommendations and proposed action steps from the Special Education Task Force at the March 18, 2019 work session. Robert Frantum-Allen, Director of Special Education, presented the five recommendations and led a panel discussion with several parents and educators. The task force’s recommendations center around

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Board of Education Update – March 7, 2019 Focus on Achievement

Superintendent Cordova Presents Early Feedback from Entry Plan Focus Groups; Discusses Restructure of Central Office At the March 7, 2019 Focus on Achievement Session, Superintendent Susana Cordova shared with the Denver Board of Education initial feedback she has gathered from several focus groups, related to her recently released entry plan and restructuring of the DPS central office. To

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Board of Education Update – February 21, 2019 Board Meeting

Board Passes Black Excellence Resolution The Denver Board of Education voted to pass the Black Excellence Resolution, officially embracing the excellence of black and African-American students and prioritizing and targeting their academic achievement. “I want to recognize the beauty, diversity, strength and passion for black and African-American students of the organizations and people who worked

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