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Stay Sharp Newsletter: February 2018

Today is Valentine’s Day; infamous to those who work in schools for the amount of sugar students consume and candy wrappers left in desks (and on the floors and in the halls…). Here at A+, we think there’s a lot to love about February, read on to find out what’s going on this month including…

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Notice of Retraction for A+ Colorado’s report A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges

Notice of Retraction for A+ Colorado’s report: A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges A+ Colorado is rescinding the initial version of the report A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges, released December 2017. Shortly after the new year, A+ Colorado discovered a significant problem with the underlying…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: January 2018

We are always excited about the possibilities that a new year brings and 2018 promises to be a busy year for education in Colorado. In the next few months, A+ Colorado will be releasing several reports that summarize key findings, engaging in key equity and data transparency advocacy, and holding our first “How We Elevate”…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: December 2017

Happy Holidays!  We hope that all of our hardworking educators are able to take a well deserved break this month. There is a lot happening in the Colorado education ecosystem, both in our school districts and at the state level. This month’s newsletter highlights some of these key developments and previews some of the main…

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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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