Category: News

Board Hears Early Literacy Plan Updates

Because research shows that students who are proficient in reading by third grade are four times more likely to graduate, DPS is working to ensure 80% of our students meet this critical benchmark. At the Focus on Achievement session December 1, Board of Education members received an update on the district’s  Early Literacy plan. “We are working to ensure our kids

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December 15, 2016 Public Comment Session

The Board of Education encourages the involvement of community members in the public school system. One means for members of the public to assist the Board is by providing public comment to the Board on issues affecting the school system, especially issues directly affecting student achievement, budget policy, and those matters currently under consideration by

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December 2016 Board of Education Meeting Dates

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. DECEMBER 2016 12/1 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 12/12 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 12/12 Work Session – 4:30pm 12/15 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a

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New Graduation Requirements Rolling Out

At the November 17 Board meeting, the Board of Education heard an update on the implementation of new graduation requirements that go into effect for the Class of 2021 (this year’s eighth-graders). The board approved Policy IKF in May, and the Graduation Requirements Implementation Team has since focused on generating broad awareness of the new requirements

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Seeking Members for Bond Oversight and Mill Oversight Committees

Accountability is one of DPS’ six core values which is why we have maintained robust citizen bond oversight and mill oversight committees. These committees are charged with reporting to the Board of Education and community that funds are spent as was originally intended and represented to the voters. Thanks to the support of Denver voters,

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Guidelines for Restart Timing Under School Performance Compact Discussed

The Board received draft implementation guidelines for new school providers or “restarts” under the School Performance Compact at the November 14 Work Session. The draft guidelines proposed detail the metrics and benchmarks used to designate persistently low-performing schools under district policy, and how community voice will play a role in new school provider selection. The full implementation guidelines are

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Update Provided on Innovation Zone Implementation

School leaders from the district’s first innovation zone, the Luminary Learning Network (LLN), provided the board with an update on the zone’s implementation since board approval in April. Denver Green School Principal Frank Coyne shared his belief about how participation in an innovation zone has positively impacted the four participating schools (Ashley Elementary School, Cole

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Strategic Regional Analysis Identifies Gaps to Address

At the November 14 work session, the Denver Board of Education heard the Fall 2016 update of the district’s semi-annual Strategic Regional Analysis. The analysis is a key planning document that details the current state of enrollment, capacity and school performance by region, and identifies gaps in each area to guide future decisions. The analysis also

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Thank You, Denver Voters, for Believing in DPS Kids | Denver Public Schools Denver voters on Tuesday approved bond and mill funding measures for students in Denver Public Schools, agreeing to invest $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $56.6 million in operating dollars to support proven initiatives, such as early literacy. “Once again, Denver voters, thank you for believing in our kids,” Board Read More »