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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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Board of Education Update – December 21, 2017 Regular Meeting

2018-19 School Calendar Approved At the December 21, 2017 Board of Education meeting the Board adopted the 2018-19 School Calendar proposed by the Calendar Advisory Committee. Key items include: School starts Aug. 20, ends May 31. Full weeks off at Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break. Spring Teal Days align with interim assessments, Student Learning

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Board of Education Update – December 18, 2017 Work Session

Strengthening Neighborhoods Recommendations Presented On March 16, the board passed a resolution that established the citywide Strengthening Neighborhoods committee, charged with the task of developing recommendations to increase integration and inclusion in all our schools, and to effectively address issues associated with the declining number of school-aged children in gentrifying areas of the city. After nearly six

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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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