In order to realize our vision of becoming an Equity school district and our collective commitment to prioritize culturally and linguistically responsive education in DPS, the Academics Division has made some adjustments to their team structure. The C&I and CRE teams are being combined to create one department: the Culturally Sustaining Curriculum and Instruction Department. Additionally, the ELA Department will become the Multilingual Education Department (MLE).
Culturally Sustaining Curriculum Department
It is imperative that we share the responsibility for culturally responsive education to ensure that each and every teacher has the resources needed to support each and every DPS student and break the historical patterns of inequity that exist within DPS. Please click here to read the team's Vision Statement, and here to read the announcement that was sent to team members in the Academics Division.
Multilingual Education Department (MLE)
This change aims to continue to build on the work that has already been established as we strive towards our goal of every DPS student graduating bilingual and biliterate. The MLE Department's focus will be on the asset of being a multilingual and linguistically diverse student, instead of focusing solely on acquiring English. While we will continue to work to ensure that our students become English proficient, we will enthusiastically celebrate their native languages and cultures. We recognize the unique stories and voices of our multilingual students and honor them by calling them Multilingual Learners (MLLs).
As part of this transition, World Languages will join the MLE Department. Click here to read the entire announcement that was shared with the Academics Division.