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Board of Education’s Policy Governance Forges Path to Graduation Rate Increase

Last week the State of Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released its annual report on graduation, completion, and dropout rates for school districts across the state.  According to data released by the Colorado Department of Education, DPS’ four-year, on-time Graduation Rate increased 2.5 percent, from 74.0 percent to 76.5 percent. This was the highest Graduation

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Letter to STRIVE Prep-Kepner Families

The below message was sent by STRIVE Prep to the community on December 14th, 2022. It is shared here as an informational item. To learn more please visit the STRIVE Prep website.    Dear STRIVE Prep-Kepner Families, We write to you today with heavy hearts and important news to share. STRIVE Prep – Kepner will

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2022 Self-Evaluation for Dr. Marrero and BOE Summary In October of each year, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education evaluates the superintendent of the district. The process begins with a self-evaluation from the superintendent followed by a summary, or response, from the Board of Education. Here are the documents for 2022. Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero's Self-Evaluation English Español العربية Tiếng Việt Soomaali Read More »
DPS Board of Education Selects New Director for District 5 At their regular meeting on June 9, 2022, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education announced the selection of Charmaine Lindsay to fill the District 5 vacancy when Rev. Brad Laurvick resigned due to an appointment to serve as Lead Pastor to the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Collins. “We are so thankful to Read More »
Director Rev. Bradley Laurvick Resignation Letter Board Colleagues, As a United Methodist pastor, I am a part of a system in which our Bishop appoints pastors across our region. For the last 10 years, I have served the people of Denver with Highlands United Methodist Church. Today, it was announced that my Bishop intends to appoint me to First United Methodist Read More »
DPS and Denver Board of Education Statement on Events in Ukraine Today, we are troubled by the news that Russia has invaded Ukraine, endangering the lives of countless civilians. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring DPS is a Safe and Welcoming School District for all of our children and to fully supporting all of our students and families who have loved ones around the globe. We will ensure Read More »
Board of Education to Host Community Feedback Gatherings on Proposed “Executive Limitations” Covering Teacher Rights and Length of School Day The Board of Education will be hosting two Community Feedback Gatherings on March 1 and March 3 on a proposal made by the board that would “provide the rights and protections of the DCTA collective bargaining agreement (as a floor) to all licensed teachers, regardless of whether they work at an innovation or non-innovation school.” Read More »