Theory of Action

Equity and Empowerment: The School as the Unit of Change

In order to meet our goals of student growth and achievement under the Denver Plan, we believe it is essential that we empower our educators at all levels to act and lead under a theory in which the school is the key unit of change. School leaders and their teams, working with their communities, should have strong ownership of all that happens within their buildings, encouraging innovation, flexibility, and differentiation at our schools to meet the needs of the students and close gaps in student achievement at each school. To complement this, the district plays a leading role in establishing performance expectations, leading research and development, sharing best practices, coaching and supporting of school leaders, and ensuring that in all respects our actions and practices promote greater equity among our students.

Read the full Equity and Empowerment: The School as the Unit of Change document. 

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