Category: News

Board of Education Update – August 20, 2018 Work Session

Bond and Mill Levy Oversight Committees Report Out “We go out to voters and ask them to invest in Denver Public Schools, and then it’s the responsibility of the district to make sure we’re investing in what we told the voters we would invest in,” said Board Chair Anne Rowe, introducing the district’s bond and

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Board of Education Update – August 9, 2018 Special Meeting

At the special meeting of August 9, 2018, the Board of Education issued a narrative statement about the state of the school district in its search for a new superintendent. The document is a statement for potential candidates, and gives an overview of Denver Public Schools (DPS), including progress made by the district since the inception of

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Board of Education Update – July 30, 2018 Special Meeting

Board Outlines Superintendent Search Process The Board of Education met in a special meeting to further discuss the process to hire a new superintendent of Denver Public Schools as Tom Boasberg steps down after a decade in the role. The board acknowledged that this is the most important decision it will undertake, and stressed the

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Board of Education Update – June 27, 2018 Special Meeting

Denver Educators Rally to Support Immigrant Families   The Denver Board of Education joined dozens of DPS educators at West High School today in support of keeping immigrant families together. Concerned by federal actions on the southwest border, the board and educators reaffirmed DPS’ commitment to being a safe and welcoming school district, and adopted

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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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