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

Unmuted conversations: Join A+’s regular conversations with education innovators 

Education “Unmuted” is a new ongoing virtual event hosted by Van Schoales, A+ Colorado’s President, where he invites community and education innovators from around Colorado and the nation to have a virtual conversation over lunch. The pandemic has created many obstacles in present-day society, but we at A+ Colorado are devoted to engagement and elevating…

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Jack Strong: Lessons from Rick Padilla, a City of Denver leader who pivoted his work to teen suicide prevention after the loss of his son to suicide.

The pandemic has revealed many of our society’s frailties. One of which is the issue of mental health. Mental health is a topic that resonates with many now more than ever. With record-high unemployment numbers due to the closing of businesses, to health concerns, and grieving those that many have lost due to the virus. …

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Join this free A+ event, featuring Dr. Ivory Toldson: No Bad Stats: Debunking myths about Black students

Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network (Quality for Minorities), professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education has released an important book for all those in education and supporting students: “No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough…

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Book recommendations on standardized testing and public education that include discussions on testing

On March 15, Tattered Cover partnered with A+ Colorado to discuss standardized testing in our schools in an event called “Standardized Testing in Our Schools – The Future of CMAS.”  Right now, the Colorado State Legislature is debating whether to cancel the state’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) testing program. Tattered Cover has convened…

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Share your voice: COVID-19 impact on post-secondary school decisions for students

A+ Colorado is collaborating with DPS to learn more about how COVID-19 has impacted student decisions to attend or remain in post-secondary schools. We are looking for parents, guardians, and families who are interested in participating in either a one-hour focus group or a 90-minute individual interview. A full description of the study can be found…

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