Closing the Gap: Success in School Empowerment Strategies

Denver Public Schools has the third largest achievement gap in the country. At the large comprehensive high schools, in our city, students are receiving unequal educations that result in only some prepared for college. At George Washington High School, only 3 out of 10 black students are meeting college ready expectations on the 2019 SAT whereas 8 out of 10 of their white peers are. At East High School, 4 out of 10 Latinx students and 4 out of 10 Black students are college ready, whereas, 9 out of 10 of their white peers are. As we begin school on August 12, we owe it to our children to identify clear and actionable ways to close opportunity gaps throughout the city.

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