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A+ Colorado and ERN: Memo on Online Education Providers

Educators globally are navigating an unprecedented situation of delivering academic and nonacademic content to students remotely. Distance learning is not new, but the scale is vast and all communities are confronting how to effectively support students. In this context, it is not surprising that Colorado educators and districts may be turning toward current online education…

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Denver’s Next Journey: Charters, Innovation Schools, and School Budgeting

A+ Colorado concludes the Denver’s Next Journey series with Charters, Innovation Schools, and School Budgeting, the 6th report covering a retrospective on the proliferation of school governance types including traditional public schools, magnet programs, charter schools, and innovation schools and zones. The report addresses common conceptions about the different governance models, and includes a detailed…

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Denver’s Next Journey: Investing in Teachers

Just over half a year after the first Denver teacher strike in 25 years, A+ Colorado releases Investing in Teachers, the fifth report in the Denver’s Next Journey series. The report explores how Denver Public Schools (DPS) has tried different strategies to support educators including: – the evolution of Denver’s compensation structure, – developments in…

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Denver’s Next Journey: Communicating “Good Schools” to Families

Communicating “Good Schools” to Families, the fourth brief of a multi-part series titled Denver’s Next Journey, explores how and if families can easily understand whether schools within DPS are serving students well. How does Denver Public Schools determine what makes a good school? Communicating “Good Schools” to Families looks at the history of the School…

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