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

Letter from Van–Testing: Checks and Balances

Dear Members and Friends, Some of you may have seen the very distressing news yesterday on the investigation into cheating at several Denver Public Schools including the highly acclaimed Beach Court Elementary (EdNews article here). Over the last five years I, like many, have been a huge supporter and cheerleader for Beach Court and given…

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May Newsletter: New board members, New scores, New schools, and No New Plan

It’s time to tie up some loose ends here at A+ Denver and fill you in on what we’ve been up to the past month. Introductions First, we would like to welcome and introduce our newest staff member, Kathryn Frazier, who is joining us for one year as a part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.…

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Celebrating Denver’s Best of 2011 in Education

I wanted to take the time to celebrate a short list of people and organizations that have made a difference in education reform in Denver for 2011. It’s been a great year for Denver on so many fronts from the new world-class taco shop down the street, a brave new education reformy mayor and a…

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Turkey, Mama Stamberg and Education Reform

Members and Friends, We are about to celebrate my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, where we reflect, eat, and welcome others to our family table.   As I was thinking about what new cranberry concoction to add to our family’s cranberry standards (we always have at least three: a basic freshly-cooked cranberry with sugar and orange, the…

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New site, new digs, same goals

Hello Members and Friends, We have just launched our new website so you can get the latest news on A+ Denver and Denver Public Schools, check it out: www.apluscolorado.org. We will be updating it several times a week with news and resources related to our work.   If any of you are interested in regularly providing information…

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Turnarounds, Technology and Tuning the Denver Plan

Hello Members and Friends, Please make sure you get your Denver ballot in by 7pm tonight. I know I’ll be happy to see this school board election season done. I want to give a warm congratulations to the three newly-elected DPS members. A+ members and I look forward to working with each of the new…

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