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