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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.

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The Outliers: The State of Colorado School Districts 2016

Welcome to The Outliers, A+ Colorado’s first annual report exploring how districts across the Centennial State are serving diverse student populations. We envision a state where every student has access to a high quality education: an education that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed for success in the 21st century. The intent…

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A Fair Share: A New Proposal for Teacher Pay in Denver

Just over ten years ago, Denver voters approved a $25 million annual property tax increase to fund a system that promised major changes to how Denver Public School teachers are paid. Under the new Professional Compensation System for Teachers, or ProComp, teachers would be paid, in part, “for getting results with their kids,” as a…

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