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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


Stay Sharp Newsletter: October 2016

A+ Updates Missed out on our new website? No problem. We’ll give you a great excuse to check it out with… A BOLD NEW REPORT: Check out A Fair Share: A New Proposal for Teacher Pay in Denver, and let us know how you think teachers should be paid. Give us feedback here.  News to Share A Growth…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: September 2016

  September 2016 A+ Updates ICYMI: A Sharp, New Website Check out brand-new apluscolorado.org for our latest and greatest–new blog posts, data sets, and more! Meet the latest addition to the A+ Team! Courtesy of the marvelous AmeriCorps VISTA program, Samantha Grainger Shuba (Sam for short) will head up A+ communications for the next year. She…

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A+ Colorado: May 2016 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, Just a few weeks ago we let you know that A+ is now officially A+ Colorado. As we have done in Denver (and will continue to do), we can’t wait to partner, collaborate, and engage with families, educators, and community leaders in districts across the state to celebrate great work happening…

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Announcing: The 2015 A+ Game Changers

Introducing: The A+ 2015 Game Changers Each year we reflect on the incredible work that has been done by educators and education advocates around Colorado. The nominations from friends and colleagues for the 2015 A+ Game Changer Award remind us that the energy and passion for improving public education is alive and well in Colorado.…

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