School Design District Story: Denver Public Schools

The Denver Public Schools implemented a strategic school design plan to reimagine the school day. To facilitate innovations in each school under its auspice, DPS created a Strategic School Design office that provides the support, tools and guidance to campus leaders to make radical changes that stimulate student achievement.  Consequently, DPS is making the highest proficiency gains of any urban district in the country.

Watch a video about their plan here

Type Information and Resources – School Design
How to Use

As a leader: District leadership could examine this model as way to think differently about how they can restructure their resources to increase student achievement.

Alignment to RIDES Assessment

Curriculum: 1
Culture: 6
Leadership: 4, 5
Systems and Structures: 5, 7
Teachers: 5, 6

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