Partner Highlights

Study Finds Denver Families Want To Be Valued As Partners By Public Schools

Published: June 8, 2020

Color-coding school quality based on academic measures had mixed results over the past two decades in Denver.

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Young Aspiring Americans for Social & Political Activism

Published: June 5, 2020

Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA) endeavors to build the self-efficacy of youth who desire to make change in our communities, pursue social science degrees, and social justice careers.

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FaithBridge

Published: May 30, 2020

The strength of FaithBridge flows from the ability of the Faith community to unite around a single cause, with a single focus and a single voice—to ensure every child in Denver can get a high-quality education without restrictions or limitations of any kind.

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Rocky Mountain Prep

Published: May 21, 2020

In the fall of 2019, RMP launched a new social-emotional learning program. Compass Circles, originally created by Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, provides a framework for schools to host regular group conversations that allow participants to check in on how they are doing mentally/emotionally and support their peers and colleagues in doing the same.

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Our Turn

Published: April 29, 2020

Our Turn is developing a new generation of civic leaders who are passionate about educational equity. Using the media, they spread the word about their organizing work and campaigns, including the fight for more mental health supports.

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Highline Academy

Published: April 28, 2020

Highline Academy partnered with Dr. Aaron Griffen to host two workshops, one for parents and another for students, to provide a space where they could unpack their lived experiences and gain new tools to navigate difficult conversations about race and racism.

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Boardhawk

Published: April 22, 2020

Boardhawk has launched a new independent website dedicated to community-based commentary and advocacy-focused coverage of Denver Public Schools and its recently reconfigured Board of Education.

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Groups request DPS hit pause on SPF changes

Published: April 20, 2020

Parents concerned about the quality of their children’s schools were surprised to see the Quality Schools Task Force forge ahead with plans to abandon the DPS SPF ratings and adopt the state performance framework, even as families were challenged to weigh in during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Quality Schools Task Force continued to hold meetings in March and April (both virtual) to move the work forward.

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Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC) organizes food distribution during pandemic

Published: April 16, 2020

The Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC) received reports of many neighbors losing jobs during the pandemic. Parents trying to help their children with new remote learning protocols were also facing the prospect of having no money to pay rent or buy food.

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