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Start with the Facts: Denver Public Schools 2017

Denver Public Schools has recently received a slew of accolades, however, at its current pace, the district will not reach its strategic academic goals. In five years, 80% of third graders are supposed to read on grade level; today only one in three do.

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School Leadership Recommendations

In this memo, A+ Denver and Donnell-Kay recommend strategies aimed at helping Denver Public Schools define a best-in-class leadership management system.

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2014-2015 SPF Letters

Letters exchanged between the SPF coalition (including A+) and Denver Public Schools about the state of the SPF.

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¡Ya Basta! Enough Already!

This booklet provides information about the academic progress of kids in Southwest Denver, but it’s not just about test scores. It is also about the lifelong prospects of the next generation.

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Colorado Turnaround Schools – Rays of Hope

This report highlights the significant progress seen two years into Colorado’s participation in federally funded school turnaround efforts, offering recommendations that can be applied elsewhere.

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True North- Goals for Denver Public Schools

In the paper on Denver Public Schools, we provide three goals for achievement and access, as well as additional context, historical benchmarks, and eight annual indicators to gauge progress towards these goals.

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DPS SchoolChoice Findings: An Outsider’s Perspective

In January 2012, the SchoolChoice Transparency Committee was created to receive and interpret two separate third party reports analyzing the SchoolChoice process and data. This letter addresses the University of Colorado Denver’s first analysis.

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