Boosting Learning and Performance in High-Need Schools
Why the focus on a community-based P-16 education model?
Because MSU Denver sits in the northwest area of Denver where more than 8,000 children attend public schools from preschool through 12th grade. Rich in diversity, this area is also the home of some of Denver’s most underserved children. Most of the students within this area will be the first in their families to earn a high school diploma, and, hopefully, to enroll in and graduate from college.
Because of their proximity to Metropolitan State University of Denver and their high need for academic improvement, the schools of northwest Denver are the initial focus of the CUE initiatives. CUE, in cooperation and partnership with preschool, elementary, middle and high schools and teachers, is committed to the preparation and deployment of committed, high-quality urban educators who are well prepared to promote the successful development of children and ensure supportive learning environments in schools within the P-16 Zone. Training for prospective teachers includes specialized coursework along with immersion in both the classroom and the community. It’s a hands-on approach to experiencing different cultures that produces teachers that are well attuned to the children and communities they serve.
There are exciting advances and innovative learning activities taking place in the P-16 Schools. Take a look at the links on this page to see why we’re so enthusiastic about CUE.
Learn more about the P16 Zone for Student Achievement, by clicking here.
Visit school profiles, by clicking here.