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Staff Changes

We are sad to say goodbye to our District Advocacy Director, Liz Reetz. Liz and her partner, Omar, are headed to Palo Alto, California where she will attend Stanford Law School. We want to thank Liz for her remarkable work with us. Her work in Aurora has gone the distance to mobilize more people to…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: June 2017

A+ Updates In need of some summer reading? Catch up on local education facts from A+: The Outliers: The State of Colorado School Districts Start with the Facts: Aurora Public Schools Start with the Facts: Denver Public Schools News to Share Moving Forward on School Restart Following the closure of Greenlee Elementary and Amesse elementary,…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: May 2017

  A+ Updates Again, We Started with the Facts On May 9, A+ came out our latest report on the progress of student achievement in Denver Public Schools. Read the report today! News to Share Equal Money for All School Types Colorado took a huge step forward by passing HB 1375 which will, at long…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: April 2017

A+ Updates We Started with the Facts On March 22, A+ brought together community leaders for the release of Start With the Facts: Aurora Public Schools 2017, our latest report on the progress of student achievement in the district. After our 2015 report, If Not Now, the district took on some aggressive reform efforts, including…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: March 2017

A+ Updates A Month of Events This evening, join A+ and YEP for a conversation with renowned education reformer, Rick Hess. In his latest book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Rick Hess distills 25 years of knowledge working in and around school reform, offering a window into Hess’ thinking about what education reform is…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: February 2017

A+ Updates A BOLD New Report Read The Outliers: The State of Colorado School Districts 2016 to see data on the state of academic outcomes for students in school districts across the state of Colorado. We created two versions of this ground-breaking report: one printable version with 32 pages jam-packed with data, and an expanded…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: January 2017

A+ Updates An Innovation Evening Over 100 people joined our conversation about the future of charters and innovative school designs in Colorado, where we explored questions about the future of charter authorizing, expansion, and new models in Colorado and their impact on student achievement. We heard from a number of national and local experts including:…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: December 2016

A+ Updates Teacher Pay is ProComplicated A+ recently hosted a follow-up event to our September report on Denver’s teacher compensation system, A Fair Share. Over sixty classroom teachers and community members came together to discuss the current ProComp teacher compensation system and the A+ model presented in our report. Participants had the opportunity to hear…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: 2016 Election Edition

A+ Updates A year after the release of If Not Now: Transforming Aurora Public Schools from Failing to Great, A+ reviewed APS’ progress on the report’s recommendations. Stay tuned for another report on Aurora Public Schools in 2017! Did you love “A Fair Share?” Then be sure to register for the A+ “A Fairer Share” event…

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A+ Colorado Urges Voters to Support Local Measures to Improve Schools

Read full statements here: Denver & Aurora