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Board of Education Update – December 7, 2017 Special Meeting and Focus on Achievement

New Board Selects Officers At tonight’s meeting with newly elected Board of Education members, the board selected new officers: President Anne Rowe was re-elected unanimously. Vice President Barbara O’Brien was re-elected unanimously. Secretary Carrie Olson was unanimously elected and follows Board Member Happy Haynes in the role. Treasurer Lisa Flores was unanimously elected and follows

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Board of Education Meeting Update – November 27, 2017 Special Meeting

Four New and Returning Board of Education Members Sworn In At a special meeting tonight, the Board of Education welcomed Angela Cobián (Southwest Denver), Carrie Olson (Central/East Denver) and Jennifer Bacon (Northeast Denver), as well as returning board member Barbara O’Brien (at-large citywide). The Honorable Judge Dianne L. Bricsoe administered the oaths of office for

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Board of Education Meeting Update – November 16, 2017 Regular Meeting

Outgoing Board Members Recognized The Board of Education and district staff took the opportunity at the November 16 Board meeting to recognize outgoing Board Members Rachele Espiritu (Northeast Denver), Mike Johnson (Central/East Denver) and Rosemary Rodriguez (Southwest Denver) for their service to Denver Public Schools. New board members Angela Cobian (Southwest Denver), Carrie Olson (Central/East Denver)

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Board of Education Meeting Update – November 13, 2017 Work Session

Opportunity Quartile Update In 2014, DPS conducted an analysis to identify the lowest performing 25% of students based on literacy scores — dubbed the “opportunity quartile” — to help us decrease the Opportunity Gap by better understanding what interventions and supports could help our lowest performing students stay on track. At the November 13 work

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Board of Education Meeting Update – November 2, 2017 Focus on Achievement

DPS Embarks on Redesigning the High School Experience  Colorado’s economy is growing, and with that, so is the way DPS is approaching college and career readiness — one of our Denver Plan 2020 goals. At the November 2 Focus on Achievement session the Board of Education explored the challenges and emerging solutions for preparing students

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Board of Education Meeting Update – October 19, 2017 Regular Meeting

Trauma-Informed School District Approach Moves Forward  At the October 19, 2017 Board of Education meeting Board Member Rachele Espiritu introduced a Trauma-Informed School District resolution, affirming the district’s intent to “work in a strategic, culturally-responsive, strength-based, preventative way to best meet the needs of our diverse students, families and educators that mitigates the impact of

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Board of Education Meeting Update – October 16, 2017 Work Session

Transportation Update  At the October 16, 2017 Work Session the Board of Education heard an update on how the district is meeting students’ transportation needs and seeking input to prioritize those needs. The full report is available here. “Right now, we have an equation that’s not balancing. On one side are the hopes, demands, expectations and legal

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Board of Education Meeting Update – October 5, 2017 Focus on Achievement

Continued Focus on, Investment in Early Literacy Critical to Student Achievement At the October 5 Focus on Achievement session, the Board of Education received an update on the success of the district’s Denver Plan goal focused on Foundation for Success, and plans for continued progress. The goal is that by 2020, at least 80% of DPS third-graders

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Board of Education Meeting Update – September 28, 2017 Regular Meeting

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Twila Norman Honored with Memorial Proclamation At the September 28, 2017 meeting the Board of Education honored former DPS assistant superintendent of elementary education Twila Norman with a proclamation tonight. Norman was the first African-American female to hold the position, and she worked more than 40 years for the district

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Board of Education Meeting Update – September 18, 2017 Work Session

Statement on the Cost of Housing, Impact on Educators At the September 18, 2017 Work Session the Board of Education discussed a values statement on the cost of housing in Denver and its impact on our educators. In a proposed resolution, the board declared that increases in rental housing and home prices are outpacing income

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