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

New Teachers Contract Approved At a special meeting, the Board of Education approved a strong new five-year collective bargaining agreement for DPS teachers. DPS and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) reached an agreement Sept. 1, which replaces the previous master agreement. The new agreement includes several major revision areas, including strong social and emotional supports for

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Board of Education Meeting Update – August 17, 2017

Board Celebrates Sustained Growth on State Tests: DPS Students Outpace State for Seventh Year in a Row The Denver Board of Education heard highlights from the release of state test data, which showed that students in DPS are outpacing their classmates across Colorado in academic growth in English language arts and math. This year’s results are

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Board of Education Meeting Update – August 14, 2017 Work Session

Board Kicks Off New School Year with Focus on Bond/Mill Progress Underway BOND PROJECTS In November 2016, voters approved $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools. At the August 14 work session the Denver Board of Education heard an update on projects that include new construction, upgrades, heat mitigation and quality learning environments. In 2017, the

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