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February Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+ Denver

Dear Members and Friends, Another big congratulations to 2014 Game Changers Anne Jacobs, Brian Eschbacher, Rosemary Rodriguez. See the past awardees they join from 2013 and 2012. Accountability whiplash: We don’t have to break the news to you that there is some major grumbling going on about Common Core, PARCC, testing in general, or some…

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A+ Denver’s SchoolChoice Panel Discussion Recap

Over sixty people joined the conversation about SchoolChoice in Denver at a panel we hosted on January 22nd.  Our panelists included Betheny Gross, Research Director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education and the lead author on the latest report on SchoolChoice released by A+ Denver; Brian Eschbacher, Director of Planning and Enrollment at DPS;…

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Announcing: The A+ Denver 2014 Game Changers

Stepping out: The A+ Denver 2014 Game Changers A+ is pleased to announce the Game Changers of 2014, three people we think deserve recognition for their exceptional work in changing the landscape of Denver’s public schools. A+ Denver would like to recognize: Anne Jacobs, Principal at DCIS at Fairmont: The success rate for turnaround schools,…

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2015 School Choice Evaluation Report

Denver’s SchoolChoice System shows consistent improvement in participation and outcomes, but critical obstacles remain for some families A+ Denver and University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) release third-year findings of Denver’s unique school choice system Denver’s pioneering school choice system is working remarkably well for families, but gaps remain in the availability…

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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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