These posts are the opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of A+ Colorado.

Southwest Denver parents rally, want better schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 6, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Monique Collins. Read here.   Denver parents and students rallied for better schools outside the city’s school district’s headquarters June 5. The protest, the latest move in a campaign by education reform organizations to draw attention to the city’s southwest schools, follows…

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Parents Say Southwest Denver Schools Are Being Left Behind

Originally Posted by CBS 4 on June 6, 2014. Copyright © denver.cbslocal.com. Read here.   DENVER (CBS4) – Some angry parents spoke out in a rally on Thursday, saying Denver Public Schools has ignored its southwest region and allowed schools there fail. The group, which included members of a group called Stand For Children, rallied outside…

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Protesters claim unfair treatment of SW Denver schools

Originally Posted by 9 News on June 5, 2014. KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation. Written by Nelson Garcia. Read here. DENVER – If there is a struggling school in Stapleton or the Highlands, protesters believe the district will work to fix the problems right away. If it is in the poorer neighborhoods of southwest Denver,…

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Denver board nears finalized strategic plan with focus on “great schools in every neighborhood”

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on June 4, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia. Read here.   The 2014 Denver Plan, still in draft form, is just eight pages long — one-tenth the girth of the last iteration of the Denver Public Schools strategic governing document. But DPS board members believe the scaled-down and…

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May Newsletter: Keeping you informed about A+ Denver

Dear Friends:  As summer break approaches, Denver’s school board faces a busy season of new school deliberations and strategic planning. The planning will no doubt be influenced by recent disappointing results on 3rd grade reading TCAPs and college remediation rate improvement. District Updates 3rd Grade Reading TCAP Scores  Given the emphasis in recent years on…

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New report finds low performance pervasive in southwest Denver schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on May 15, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Kate Schimel. Read here. Few of southwest Denver’s high school graduates go on to college and even fewer have the preparation they need for college courses, according to a new report. The report was compiled by local education advocacy and research…

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Teachers fight back against Denver Public Schools in court

Originally Posted by Westword on April 10, 2014. Copyright © westword.com. Written by Melanie Asmar. Read here. At 55, Cynthia Masters wasn’t ready to stop being a teacher. The energetic single mom had come to the profession late in life but had quickly grown to love it. She was drawn to working in high-needs schools…

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After five years of Boasberg administration, cheers and jeers have piled up for Denver schools

Originally Posted by Chalkbeat Colorado on March 25, 2014. Copyright © co.chalkbeat.org. Written by Nicholas Garcia. Read here. Superintendent, observers reflect on five years of successes, struggles; leader optimistic of work ahead with new board “If I’ve done a decent job, Tom will do an even better job.” — U.S. Sen Michael Bennet When former Denver…

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Announcing: The A+ Denver 2013 Game Changers!

Correction: In our original note, we incorrectly cited that GVE moved from “Red” to “Green,” when in reality it moved from “Yellow” to “Blue.” A remarkable feat. Our apologies for the mistake. —– While we often talk about how Denver schools need improvement, we also happily acknowledge that there are incredible developments underway.  Our 2013…

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Announcing: The A+ Denver 2013 Game Changers!

Correction: In our original note, we incorrectly cited that GVE moved from “Red” to “Green,” when in reality it moved from “Yellow” to “Blue.” A remarkable feat. Our apologies for the mistake. —– While we often talk about how Denver schools need improvement, we also happily acknowledge that there are incredible developments underway.  Our 2013…

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