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Stay Sharp Newsletter: November 2017

As we start making preparations for Thanksgiving holiday break, we are grateful for the remarkable work that thousands of educators are doing to support Colorado’s students to be prepared for this beautiful, scary, wonderful world. We hope your Thanksgiving tables will be filled with conversations that will be as rich and diverse as the food.  And do…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: October 2017

  This month has been full of conversations and engagement about the future of education in Colorado. We have been working to share resources with voters ahead of next month’s upcoming school board elections. We have hosted discussions with David Osborne about his new book Reinventing America’s Schools. We have been looking at the latest…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: September 2017

Update: We originally inappropriately reflected the Colorado Department of Education’s “2016 State of the State on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Colorado.”  The presentation CDE staff made to the State Board of Education at the September 2017 Board meeting is part of a larger report that does, in fact, include results of emerging multilingual students on…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: August 2017

Our hearts go out to the thousands of students, families and educators being displaced by Hurricane Harvey. We applaud the Dallas Independent School District and others that are welcoming displaced families and providing student supports. It is important that students get wraparound services during these times. A+ Updates New A+ Staff A+ Colorado is thrilled to…

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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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