The teacher strike in Denver has ended. All DPS schools are open and operating on normal schedules and ECE classes will resume Friday, Feb. 15.

La huelga de maestros en Denver ha finalizado. Todas las escuelas de DPS están abiertas y las clases de precolar reanudarán el viernes, 15 de febrero.

تم إنهاء إضراب المدرّسين بدنفر. جميع مدارس دنفر العامة (DPS) مفتوحة وتعمل وفقًا للجداول الزمنية المعتادة

Cuộc đình công của giáo viên ở Denver đã kết thúc. Tất cả các trường của DPS đều mở cửa hoạt động theo lịch thông thường.

Shaqo-joojinta macallinka ee Denver way dhammaatay. Dhammaan dugsiyada DPS way furnaan doonaa oo waxay ku shaqayn doonaa jadwalkii caadiga ahaa.

በዴንቨር ውስጥ የመምህራን የሥራ ማቆም አድማ አብቅቷል። ሁሉም የDPS ት/ቤቶች ክፍት ሆነው በመደበኛ የጊዜ-ሰሌዳዎቻቸው የሚሠሩ ይሆናሉ።

डेनभरको शिक्षक हडताल अन्त्य भएको छ। सबै डिपिएस स्कूलहरू खुला छन् र नियमित तालिकामा चल्नेछन्

Забастовка учителей в Денвере закончилась.Все школы DPS открыты и работают по обычному расписанию.

ဒင္းဗားတြင္ ဆရာ/မမ်ား သပိတ္ေမွာက္ျခင္း ၿပီးဆံုးသြားပါၿပီ။ ဒင္းဗားအစိုးရေက်ာင္းမ်ားအားလံုးကို ဖြင့္လွစ္ထားၿပီး ပံုမွန္အခ်ိန္ဇယားမ်ားအတိုင္း လည္ပတ္ေနပါသည္။

La grève des enseignants à Denver est terminée.Toutes les écoles DPS sont ouvertes et fonctionnent suivant les horaires normaux.

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Our DPS Weekly: Choosing a Better Future for Our Students

Apr. 20, 2018
 

Great schools in every neighborhood is the core goal of our Denver Plan. And, our SchoolChoice process plays a vital role in that.”

Supt. Tom Boasberg

Supt. Tom Boasberg

Dear DPS Community,

Under Colorado law, families have the opportunity to choose which school they wish to send their children to. Our mission is to bring that opportunity to life — to ensure that our families have great schools to choose from and that those great schools are in every neighborhood throughout the city.

Great schools in every neighborhood is the core goal of our Denver Plan. And, our SchoolChoice process plays a vital role in that. We have an open, transparent, equitable school choice process among all public schools — both district-run and charter — that has helped Denver be recognized as the top district in the country for school choice.

We celebrated the results of SchoolChoice this week — thousands more families participated in our new online process, and an overwhelming majority of families (over 90%) were able to receive their first or second choice.

At its heart, SchoolChoice is about equity — giving all students access to high-quality schools. We encourage all parents to start with schools in their neighborhood. In addition, we also offer a wide variety of schools throughout the city to meet the very different needs and wishes of our families. Educating families about their opportunities and empowering them to participate in the SchoolChoice process is an annual endeavor that we take up with pride.

The result: Grant Beacon saw its highest level ever of families making it their first choice. “It’s great to see that prospective students and families are seeing what a great place Grant Beacon is and have chosen to be a part of our school,” said Principal Michelle Saab.We gathered this week at Grant Beacon middle school, which is a great example of the benefits that school choice has delivered for communities. Grant Beacon, which has a strong focus on technology and interactive learning, had long been under enrolled. But, it has focused both on bringing back neighborhood families as well as being an appealing opportunity for students outside their boundary.

Parent Nadia Madan-Morrow said, “We considered a lot of factors when we chose Grant Beacon, academic performance among them, but also its diversity, its focus on the Whole Child and its blended learning model.”

We were also heartened to see the number of schools striving for greater school diversity and integration as part of our enrollment pilot aimed at building more integrated schools that reflect the diversity of our communities. Because research shows all students benefit from diversity in their classrooms, a number of our higher-performing, more affluent schools prioritized enrollment for students from low-income families.

We knew we were taking a big step this year with our new online application, but our SchoolChoice team, community partners and incredible school front-office teams stepped up in a big way. From answering questions at schools, staffing neighborhood events and hosting Choice help centers, they went above and beyond to support our families and ease the transition.

To reach our vision Every Child Succeeds, we know all students need access to quality schools, regardless of their background or address. Thank you to our families for taking the first step in choosing a brighter future for our kids.

 

Best,
Tom

Pictured above: Grant Beacon parent, Nadia Madan-Morrow, spoke on the importance of SchoolChoice for her son.


Early Release Planned at all District-Managed Schools April 27

As we have been communicating with you, DPS has been working extraordinarily hard and in partnership with superintendents across the state to press our state government to restore education funding to our schools and ensure our students and our educators receive the supports and compensation they deserve. The statewide teachers association, the Colorado Education Association (CEA), is planning a statewide rally of educators on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding and expects that many of our teachers will participate. As such, we’ve been working with our teachers on a plan that will have as minimal impact as possible on our students and families.

Given the number of teachers expected to participate in CEA’s event that afternoon, DPS has decided to schedule an early release day for all district-managed schools on Friday, April 27. Innovation schools can opt out of the early release schedule and decide to operate on a normal schedule. We felt it was important to get a decision on this as early as possible so schools and families can plan ahead.

The planned early release will not impact student meals, and both the 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival and the African-American Young Ladies’ Summit will continue as scheduled.

Your school leaders will be sharing information about your school’s specific schedule, transportation and afterschool activities. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s school.

As in every case, our students’ safety is our top priority, and we will make necessary revisions to these plans to prioritize their well-being. Thank you for your support of our educators and your partnership in our students’ education.

Click here to learn more about the Early Release.


COMING UP…

April: Discounted Mammoth, Rapids and DCPA tickets
April 26: Board of Education meeting — public comment
April 27: Early Release Day — See additional information
April 27: African-American Young Ladies Summit
April 27: 34th Annual DPS Shakespeare Festival