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December Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+ Denver

Happy Festivus! Dear Members and Friends: This is the holiday issue, which means that we hope you are reading this from your living room–hot cup of cider in hand–or while you’re killing time waiting in line at the mall.   Who has been a Game Changer for Denver’s Kids in 2014? As we reflect on…

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November Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+

Dear Members and Friends: Whether you are having Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish or canned jellied cranberry sauce (or both, as a few of us will) on Thanksgiving, A+ Denver wishes all of our friends, supporters and readers a restive Turkey Day filled with lots of rich calories and conversation. We figured if you needed a…

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Update: Keeping you informed about A+

Dear Members and Friends: Whether you are having Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish or canned jellied cranberry sauce (or both, as a few of us will) on Thanksgiving, A+ Denver wishes all of our friends, supporters and readers a restive Turkey Day filled with lots of rich calories and conversation. We figured if you needed a…

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AV#121-more federal funds for SIG? No thanks.

Originally Posted on Another View on 11/28/2014. Written by Peter Huidekoper.   More federal dollars to Colorado for the School Improvement Grant? After $63 million, time to say: No thanks. We haven’t earned it. You aren’t seriously going to argue that we should refuse another $5 or $6 million to improve our high-poverty, low-performing schools,…

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Can the poor get into top colleges?

Originally Posted by The Denver Post on 11/23/2014. Copyright © denverpost.com. Written by The Denver Post Editorial Board. Read here. Not every college education is created equal, and it should come as no surprise that Colorado children from the lowest-income families are the least likely to go to the best colleges. Not surprising, but not…

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Press Release: Missing the Bus College Report

Colorado education groups call on K-12 system to prepare more low-income students for nation’s top colleges Report reveals dearth of low-income students matriculating to top-tier colleges Denver – Education groups released a report, Missing the Bus: Colorado’s Elite College Access Gap, today showing that low-income Colorado students are largely left behind when it comes to…

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November Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+ Denver

Dear Members and Friends:  Election ad season is over. The mattress and car commercials are back. What did the elections mean for Denver schools? Compared to past elections, the stakes were lower this year in Denver. That said, we should all celebrate that the Denver Preschool Program was refunded. With the reelection of our governor…

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School Improvement Grants in Colorado

Originally Posted by EducationNext on December 23, 2013. Copyright © educationnext.org. Written by Andy Smarick. Read here. I’ve obviously made up my mind about School Improvement Grants (SIG) and other school turnaround efforts. But I suspect many others are still wondering if turnaround attempts are a sensible strategy for creating more high-quality seats for kids in need. And I’m…

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A+ Denver and Chalkbeat Colorado announce BoardWatch partnership

A+ Denver is excited to announce that BoardWatch Denver, a project steered by a team of committed A+ volunteers, will today become Chalkbeat Colorado’s School Board Tracker. Chalkbeat will be transforming BoardWatch from a rating system that graded the school board’s governance into a journalistic endeavor that will allow the public to easily access the voting history of school board members.…

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September Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+ Denver

Dear Friends: Welcome back to school! Denver schools got off to great starts even with the various changes at the school and district level. The weather cooperated so we avoided overheated classrooms. This seemed to be one of the smoothest starts in years. District Updates New year, New plan We were thrilled to see the…

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