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Big-city school district with many second language learners. Innovative programs including magnet and charter schools.

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Current Employee - Teacher  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

A lot of choices as to types of curriculum varying on schools. Implementation of Common Core State Standards.

Cons

Too much testing without full implementation of new curricula.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay with programs longer than a few years in order to see if implementations of new curricula are working. Find a way to include anecdotal data when reviewing students' progress.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Denver Public Schools

  1.  

    Terrible work conditions. Many schools have no air conditioning and no temperature controls for most class rooms.

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Time off work only 185 days per year. Finish work early afternoon.

    Cons

    Terrible work conditions and terrible school administration. School admin. Has no knowledge of children education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting teacher time with useless professional development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great ideas, great people, not great follow-through

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovative, inspired, hard-working people who want the best for students. Feels like senior leadership is trying to be innovative and t do what's best for kids, but gets muddled in the delivery.

    Cons

    Red tape and lack of communication get very frustrating which leads to conspiracy theories at the schools. Feels like 900 Grant Street is inaccessible and doesn't care about employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and stick to them. Be a bit more transparent with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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