How a Great City School District is Improving Student Achievement, Increasing Equity and Closing Achievement Gaps

Iowa, Des Moines Public Schools

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Serving More Than 10,000 Diverse Learners for Success

DMPS partnered with LSI to build capacity and prepare today’s students and educators for an increasingly global economy and society. With a large refugee community and more than 100 languages spoken in the school hallways, the goal was to make rapid progress toward becoming a national model for urban education. It worked. Here’s how.