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Denver: "...the number of students with emotional/social/academic needs has increased dramatically"

Mar 22, 2018, Denver Post: Addressing the achievement gap in Denver Public Schools https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/22/addressing-the-achievement-gap-in-denver-public-schools-2-letters/ By retired teacher… …In the last several years, the number of students with emotional/social and academic needs has increased significantly. Schools are demanding more academic progress while failing to meet the needs of students with behavioral issues, stressful home situations, and learning deficits. Although DPS has instituted the Whole Child initiative to try to address these issues, programs and supports have been implemented in very few schools.