For Immediate Release
Christine Rafanelli, Communications Director, Colorado Children’s Campaign
Van Schoales, CEO, A+ Denver
EDUCATION ADVOCACY GROUPS TO RELEASE REPORT ON GAINS MADE BY DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
IN IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND GROWTH
Start with the Facts Report Examines Progress Made, Barriers to Success,
and Strategies for Improvement
On Wednesday, November 30 at 12:00 pm, A+ Denver, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and Metro Organizations for People (MOP) will release Start with the Facts: Strengthening Denver Public Schools’ Education Pipeline at a luncheon at the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s offices. The report looks at key transition points for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students from 2005 to 2011 in order to assess outcomes and trends in academic achievement and growth as students move from preschool through K–12 and into college. In addition, the report identifies barriers to student success and recommends potential strategies for improvement. S
WHAT: Luncheon to release Start with the Facts: Strengthening Denver Public Schools’ Education Pipeline
WHERE: Colorado Children’s Campaign’s offices, 1580 Lincoln St., Suite 420, Denver, CO 80203
WHEN: 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Lunch will be provided and a discussion about the data and recommendations will be encouraged. This event is open to the media. Please RSVP here.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization committed for over 25 years to creating hope and opportunity for all of Colorado’s kids. Backed by an extensive, statewide network of dedicated child advocates and the most trusted data on child well-being, the Children’s Campaign champions policies and programs that improve child health, early childhood learning and development, and K-12 education. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.
The mission of A+ Denver is to harness the power of Denver’s civic leadership to build public will and advocate for the changes necessary to dramatically increase student achievement in public education in Denver. They are an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization working to bring the power of Denver’s citizens to the effort of school reform. For more information, please visitwww.aplusdenver.org
Metro Organizations for People (MOP) was founded in 1979 with the mission of empowering ordinary people to strengthen and transform their communities through community organizing. MOP trains volunteer community leaders, through a membership base of congregations and schools, to re-weave the web of relationships in community so that they can effectively work together across race, class and language barriers to rediscover a common good leading to a higher quality of life for our families, children, and neighbors. For more information, please visit www.mopdenver.org