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ERIC Number: ED505333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 141
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Accelerating Achievement in the Denver Public Schools: Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools, Winter 2008-09
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools reviewed the efforts of the Denver Public School System to improve student achievement, compared the district's practices with those of urban school districts that have seen significant gains in student achievement, and recommended strategies to improve student achievement in Denver. To conduct its work, the Council assembled a Strategic Support Team of curriculum and instructional leaders with experience in other urban school districts across the country that have worked to address many of the same issues faced by the Denver Public Schools. The team visited the Denver Public Schools September 14-17, 2008. The report indicates that the Denver Public Schools have made significant progress on their instructional program since the Council of the Great City Schools conducted its first reviews of the district in 2005 and 2006. However, work remains to be done, and nearly everyone concerned with the school district wants student achievement to improve faster. The report begins with an introduction that summarizes the Council's overall observations about Denver's instructional work and the contexts in which that work exists. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the Denver Public Schools and its student achievement data and trends. Chapter 2 presents the findings of the Strategic Support Team. Chapter 3 provides recommendations for improving student achievement. Chapter 4 summarizes and discusses the findings and recommendations. Seven appendixes are included: (1) Denver Public School Goals; (2) Achievement Data; (3) Advanced Placement; (4) Individuals Interviewed; (5) Documents Reviewed; (6) Strategic Support Team; and (7) About the Council. (Contains 37 footnotes and 23 exhibits.) [This report was submitted to the Denver Public Schools by the Council of the Great City Schools.]
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools