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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 »
Progress Toward Achieving Great Schools in Every Neighborhood

At the November 3 Focus on Achievement session, the Denver Board of Education heard how DPS is working toward our Denver Plan 2020 goal of Great Schools in Every Neighborhood by checking progress and supporting schools. The presentation included an overview of the district’s performance on the 2016 School Performance Framework (SPF). With the introduction

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November 2016 Board Meeting Dates | Board of Education

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. 11/3 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 11/14 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 11/14 Work Session – 4:30pm 11/17 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a complete listing of

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Board Members Urge Caution in SPF Transition

At the October 17, 2016 Work Session board members discussed how best to transition to the 2016 School Performance Framework or SPF, following a year without an SPF after the implementation of more rigorous state standards and assessments. Superintendent Tom Boasberg and board members all urged educators and parents to exercise caution when using this year’s

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Whole Child Survey Provides Insights for School Planning

At the October 17, 2016 Work Session the Board of Education discussed the results of DPS’ first Whole Child student survey, administered in the spring of 2016. DPS is one of the first districts in the nation to attempt to define our Whole Child focus and to gather data on our students’ perceptions in these critical

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Empowerment and Equity: Schools as the Unit of Change

Board of Education members tonight discussed a draft outline from Superintendent Tom Boasberg entitled “Equity and Empowerment: The School as the Unit of Change.” The draft sets forward the district’s theory of action under the Denver Plan 2020 and details the roles of principals, instructional superintendents, networks and the district. “School leaders and their teams,

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Board Approves Timing Change for Evaluation

Board of Education members tonight (Sept. 15) approved a change in the superintendent’s evaluation cycle designed to ensure they have more data in hand in preparing their final report. The change shifts the board’s determination of whether performance-based compensation goals have been achieved from a Sept. 30 deadline each year to a Jan. 31 deadline.

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2016 Fall Enrollment Adjustments for Schools

On Thursday, September 15 board members received an update on fall enrollment projections, with preliminary numbers showing overall K-12 enrollment up to 86,200 – or about 1 percent over last fall. The number does not include ECE students, which are again expected to bring the district’s total student count to more than 90,000. The state’s

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DPS Joins Plaintiffs in TABOR Lawsuit

Denver Board of Education members tonight (Sept. 15) voted unanimously to join the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to declare the TABOR amendment is unconstitutional, arguing it violates the rights of elected lawmakers to determine core functions of state government such as its budget. “Public education is one of the most fundamental activities of our

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