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No, We Aren't There Yet.

And it's time to start talking about it.

For the last 10 years, Denver has been upheld as one of the most progressive cities in the country for reforming it's schools. Since 2007, the district has adopted many best practices that have made more high quality seats available to more kids and there are a lot of really exciting things happening in our district, but the reality is, there are too many kids being failed by our district.

According to the district's own measurement, the School Performance Framework,in 2017, 35,742 students in our district do not attend what they consider to be a "high quality school."

Currently, Denver has one of the largest achievement gaps in the country, only 26% of our students who receive Free and Reduced Lunch are reading and writing on grade level, compared to 64% of their more affluent peers.

1 in 3 of our low income third graders are reading and writing on grade level.

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