DPS is closing the opportunity gap that exists for African-American and Latino students by focusing on improving academic achievement for these students while fostering a culture of equity in our schools and administration.
Providing quality, research-based supports such as dedicated language instruction in every school will increase reading and writing proficiency rates for our African-American and Latino students whose first language is not English.
DPS values bilingual education. Students who receive instruction in Spanish while building English proficiency are more likely to remain on track to graduate.
We are committed to listening to the experiences of our African-American and Latino students, parents and educators—and engaging in the difficult conversations that will be necessary to understand and address the reasons why the opportunity gap persists.