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Innovation Status Report

Innovation Status Report

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Published by Andrea Rael
First Innovation Schools Status Report
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November 2011 
Crafting an InnovationSchool:
Findings from Denver’s firsteight Innovation schools
Kelci M. Price, Senior Evaluator
 
Amelia Challender, Evaluation Specialist
 
Bonnie Walters, Executive Director
Prepared forDenver Public Schools, Colorado Education Association, A+ Denver, andDenver Classroom Teachers Association
 
 ii© The Evaluation CenterUniversity of Colorado DenverNovember 2011
Suggested Citation:
Price, K.M., Challender, A., and Walters, B. (November 2011).
Crafting an Innovation School: Findings from Denver’s first eight Innovation schools.
University of Colorado Denver: The Evaluation Center,School of Education and Human Development.
 
The Evaluation Center November 2011iii
Table of Contents
OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................... 1
 
Evaluation questions ............................................................................................................................................. 2
 
Methods ................................................................................................................................................................ 2
 
Comparison Group ................................................................................................................................................. 3
 
Additional Notes .................................................................................................................................................... 4
 
HOW DIFFERENT ARE INNOVATION SCHOOLS? ......................................................................... 5
 
BECOMING AN INNOVATION SCHOOL ............................................................................................ 6
 
Budget ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
 
Scheduling ............................................................................................................................................................. 7
 
Workforce management ........................................................................................................................................ 7
 
Level of control ...................................................................................................................................................... 8
 
PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR INNOVATION ................................................................................... 9
 
IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATION PLAN ................................................................................ 10
 
SUPPORT FROM DPS .......................................................................................................................... 11
 
Principal views of supports .................................................................................................................................. 11
 
Needed supports ................................................................................................................................................. 12
 
SCHOOL STRUCTURES........................................................................................................................ 13
 
Leadership and Decision-Making ......................................................................................................................... 13
 
Budget ................................................................................................................................................................. 13
 
Schedule .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
 
WORKFORCE ......................................................................................................................................... 15
 

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