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Competitive soccer, folkloric dance, and drawing: DPS’ Beacons programs gave my family extracurricular hobbies growing up, and how you can learn about summer activities for your family.

As a father, I think about the socialization that my son so sorely needs, and the void that will need to be filled at the conclusion of the school year when school is out. My go-to when making adult decisions that impact children, is to put myself in their shoes. As summer approaches, parents and…

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DPS interim superintendent announced: Dwight Jones

Yesterday evening, it was announced that Dwight Jones will step in as DPS interim superintendent. The decision was announced after the DPS Board of Education work session and an executive session. Dwight is currently DPS’ Senior Deputy Superintendent for Equity, and previously was the Superintendent in Clark County (Las Vegas), the nation’s 5th largest school district.…

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Denver’s 2018 SPF: Recognizing Our Gaps

Recognizing Our Gaps Denver’s release of its School Performance Framework begs many questions about school quality in Denver and how to expand academic opportunity across the city. The SPF serves a great number of purposes to a great number of people. But there are a few things it is not. First, the SPF is not…

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Denver’s SPF: Promise Kept, Now Time for Version 2.0

Denver Public Schools (DPS) kept the promise made last winter to repair the mistakes made on the 2017 School Performance Framework (SPF) and to raise the bar for what makes a high quality school.  We thank DPS for its leadership and willingness to make corrections to better reflect student learning across the district. DPS remedied…

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