Publications

2017 Denver Public Schools- At-Large School Board Candidate Survey

School board elections offer community members the opportunity to reflect on the state of their public schools and make a choice on a vision for the future. A+ Colorado believes that understanding who the candidates are, what they stand for, and their qualifications is critical if Denver Public Schools is to meet its vision of…

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2017 Aurora Public Schools: School Board Candidate Surveys

School board elections offer community members the opportunity to reflect on the state of their public schools and make a choice on a vision for the future. A+ believes that understanding who the candidates are, what they stand for, and their qualifications is critical if Aurora Public Schools will build momentum towards improvement that will…

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Start with the Facts: Denver Public Schools 2017

Denver Public Schools has recently received a slew of accolades: from ranking as the top district for school choice to having the second highest academic growth of large districts in the country, to gaining recognition for its structure for teacher leadership. With all of this recognition it may be tempting to think the district is…

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Start with the Facts: Aurora Public Schools 2017

In 2015, A+ Colorado and a coalition of Aurora-based community groups came together to inform the Aurora community and offer recommendations in the report. Nearly two years later, many measures of student achievement have remained unchanged.