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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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Board of Education Update – April 12, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Focusing on Racial Equity for Students with Disabilities  At the April 12, 2018 Focus on Achievement study session, the Board of Education heard about the changes the Student Equity and Opportunity (SEO) team is focusing on to better serve our students, in particular our students of color with disabilities. Associate Chief of SEO Dr. Eldridge Greer

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Board of Education Update – March 15, 2018 Regular Meeting

Resolution to Support Colorado Superintendents’ School Funding Distribution Formula  At the March 15, 2018 meeting the Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to support a new school funding formula proposed by superintendents throughout the state in House Bill 18-1232. The resolution states that Colorado’s current funding formula, passed in 1994, needs to be modernized to best

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Board of Education Update – March 12, 2018 Work Session

Board, Student Board Discuss Gun Violence At the March 12, 2018 Work Session the Board of Education (BOE) engaged with the Student Board of Education (SBOE) in thoughtful discussion about gun violence in our nation’s schools that resulted in a proposal for a joint BOE/SBOE resolution. “There is a feeling in this country that we haven’t

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Board of Education Update – March 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Supporting our Schools: Yellow School Performance At the March 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement session the Board focused their conversation around how the district is supporting schools rated Yellow (Accredited on Watch) on the School Performance Framework (SPF). See the board presentation here. One of the district’s Denver Plan 2020 goals is to have Great Schools

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Board of Education Update – February 15, 2018 Regular Meeting

Moment of Silence for Florida High School Shooting Victims At the February 15, 2018 board meeting the Board of Education paid its respects to the victims of yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., with a moment of silence. “We have yet another tragedy in one of our high school communities in

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Board of Education Update – February 12, 2018 Work Session

Changes to SPF Methodology Drive Improvement At the February 12, 2018 work session the Board of Education received an update on changes to the 2018 School Performance Framework (SPF) methodology in order to better support our community in driving school improvement. The SPF is an important resource for school communities, letting us know where a school

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Board of Education Update – February 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Whole Child Focus Sharpens Data Analysis, Policy Changes and Investments Expanding Social-Emotional Supports At the February 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement the Board of Education focused on the Denver Plan 2020 goal of Support for the Whole Child. DPS is leading the nation in its commitment to providing equitable and inclusive environments where we ensure

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Board of Education Update – January 25, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

DPS Class of 2017 Largest in District History  The Board of Education tonight celebrated the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) release last week of 2017 graduation and dropout rates for Colorado school districts, showing the DPS Class of 2017 was the largest graduating class in the district’s history. After a decade of growth, four-year rate

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Board of Education Update – January 22, 2018 Work Session

Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission Proposes Seal of Equity The Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission tonight proposed to the board a Seal of Educational Equity. The commission said a seal could provide an opportunity to create student-driven solutions to inequities they face in their schools. Schools could earn a seal for meeting six equity standards. See the

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