PARENTS DESERVE CLEAR, ACCESSIBLE DATA TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ON SCHOOL CHOICE.
WE PARTNER WITH PARENTS TO IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS AND INCREASE ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY SEATS IN THE DENVER METRO AREA.
COMMUNITIES MUST BE EMPOWERED TO BUILD THE SCHOOLS OF TOMORROW.
WHO WE ARE
TEN recognizes that access to high-quality education is a fundamental right of all people. Education systems that currently exist have been unequal and oppressive to certain sections of our city for too long. TEN exists to change that system by partnering with parents, students, community leaders, charter providers, local school districts and elected officials. We will build power with communities to demand innovation, improvement and high-quality public schools in all neighborhoods.
In Denver, 5 out of 10 students attend a school that is rated "blue" or "green" on the DPS School Performance Framework. All children are deserving of that opportunity. Engaging parents about school quality will bring a new level of accountability in our city that is led by parents and community members. Together, we can build power to create better schools for all our children.
We demand that 10 out of 10 children have access to the educational opportunities they deserve.
WHAT WE DO
Through partnerships with libraries and schools, TEN hosts Parents Choose - information sessions across metro Denver which help families learn more about schools in their neighborhood! During the information sessions, TEN ask parents to examine their values and what they want in a school, as well as provides clear, accessible school performance data. This information, paired with a timeline of school choice rounds and clear instructions on how to use the online selection system allows more parents and families to access high quality schools in Denver.
Want to find a session near you?
The TEN Parents Lead Fellowship is a leadership development program that trains parents in community organizing and policy in order to build their capacity and their desire to create coalition and momentum to demand greater access to high-quality educational opportunities across the metro area.
We will cover school performance data, local and state educational policy, and community organizing and leadership skills.
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