Denver Public Schools hears proposals to close achievement gap

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 17:48:59-04

DENVER – According to a recent report, African-American students and educators continue to struggle in the landscape of Denver Public Schools. In response, DPS formed a task force to address the needs of students and staff.

On Wednesday, the African-American Equity Task Force, made up of 100 parents, educators and community leaders, shared recommendations with the district leadership and the community.

One of the recommendations include adding culturally responsive curricular materials that target African-American students. Additionally, the taskforce recommends the creation of an African-American Equity Team to ensure the changes addressed in the report are carried out.
“We are deeply appreciative of the work that has been done to research, discuss and draft the recommendations,” said Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “We look forward to continue working with task force members to put the recommendations into practice.”

DPS says they will continue to work with the taskforce to implement the recommended changes.