Who is hearing you? Who is serving you? – Our Denver Our Schools Education Forum

Come to the second event in the Our Denver Our Schools Education Forum Series: Are you being heard? Are you being served? Who is hearing you? Who is serving you? will feature a panel of speakers discussing their experiences about School Choice and Enrollment Zones.  Discussion with all attendees will follow. Stapleton MCA Community Room 7350 E. 29th Ave, Suite […]

Chalkbeat: How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver, where an innovative shuttle system has drawn Betsy DeVos’s praise

Not sure how DPS’s bus system is innovate, but here’s a closer look at the Success Express. How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver, where an innovative shuttle system has drawn Betsy DeVos’s praise BY YESENIA ROBLES  –  MARCH 21, 2017 Six years after Denver Public Schools created an innovative bus shuttle system […]

Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools

Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools Introduction For at least a decade, the dominant idea about how to improve outcomes for children and youth has focused on control and compliance; holding adults accountable for raising test scores. This approach has proved least effective for our most vulnerable students. In our search for silver […]

Call To Action: Speak Up at the March DPS BOE Meeting Against School Closures

Our Denver Our Schools

Come speak at the March School Board meeting and support the families and communities affected by school closures. DPS uses a Portfolio Management Reform approach that believes in: Autonomy for individual traditional public schools Increase the number of charter schools Reform or close low-performing schools Assessment as a portion of school evaluation While it might […]

Greenlee Elementary On The Chopping Block

Greenlee is another school that DPS closed (“restarted”) just as it was finally getting the traction it needed to meet DPS’s erroneous standards. Of course, these “standards” don’t take into count the culture of the school, the wellbeing of the children or the culture turn-around. If the did, DPS couldn’t justify closing them, which is […]

Creating Educational Monocultures (in Targeted School Districts Like Denver Public Schools)

In order to have the most effect on targeted school districts like Denver Public Schools, foundations must converge to create a critical mass of resources. This subverts the democratic process and eliminates dissenting and opposing voices, including those of experts and researchers, to implement their ideological approach. While data is popular in sales and in science, […]

Does School Mobility Place Elementary School Children at Risk for Lower Math Achievement? The Mediating Role of Cognitive Dysregulation

A paper by Allison H. Friedman-Krauss and  C. Cybele Raver, examines the effects of educational instabilities on children and finds a negative correlation with math scores. If Denver Public School District is going to use Math scores to grade schools, it cannot close schools, and must retain teachers, or cause the failure of the students they claim to serve. […]

Beware of Economists Bearing Education Reforms

This article, by William J. Mathis published on the National Education Policy Center, outlines the flaws in applying economic reform to education. Boiled down, “Economists] confuse mathematical symmetry with truth.” The truth being that “Cohesiveness, cooperation, altruism, caring and the common good are vital to a democratic society. But these are alien concepts to economists’ […]