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StaySharp newsletter: 11/12/20

Good morning Colorado, We know it’s been a crazy post-election week. Last Thursday, we sent out a special email digging into what the election results mean for students and schools as a follow-up to our election guide. In case you missed it, here is a summary of the outcomes related to education, curated from local media across our…

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Stay Sharp newsletter 10.28.20

Good morning Colorado, We wish we didn’t have to be here reporting what educators, parents, and students already know – that remote learning will be with us for longer – and there is a large COVID-19 spike upon us. Catch up on the reopening plans at Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and Jeffco Public Schools. According to…

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Stay Sharp newsletter 10.22.20

Good morning, Colorado. Yesterday, we sent out our most recent research report, in which we analyzed existing research on “summer slide” to look into the potential COVID-19 learning loss. The “COVID Learning Loss: Recommendations To Improve Student Outcomes” report seeks to answer the question of how much learning loss are students experiencing due to learning disruptions. (Because, it’s…

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A+ Stay Sharp newsletter: 10.14.20

Good morning, Colorado. It’s been a big week for decisions affecting Denver’s students. Middle and High School students at DPS were scheduled to start transitioning to some in-person classroom time this week. Now, Nov. 9 is the earliest they would return to in-person learning. According to reporting by the Denverite, Superintendent Susana Cordova sent a…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 10.7.20

Good morning, Colorado. We’re on the other side of October Count – which will be a historical record of the number of children engaged with education during COVID-19 – although it will be averaged by a district’s enrollment in recent years according to the CDE. Denver Public Schools receives an average of $7,400 in per pupil operating revenue from…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 9.24.2020

Good morning! We hope that in the midsts of serving the state of Colorado and our students, you’ll be able to get out and enjoy the golden leaves during this first week of fall. In this week’s Stay Sharp newsletter, you can find: A conversation with ALG and TEN about the challenges students are facing…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 9.17.2020

Tuesday evening, 60+ of you joined us, FaithBridge and Transform Education Now during the “Education Justice Now” webinar, about providing access to experts for families and education organizations serving students. Thank you to the panelists: – Virginia Wilson-Cobble from the U.S. Office for Civil Rights – Jessica Howard, ACLU of Colorado – Kate Gerald, Education Law Offices The conversation highlighted ways parents/guardians can navigate the educational…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 9.10.2020

Good morning during this snowy, short week. The A+ team in collaboration with FaithBridge and Transform Education Now would like to personally invite you to a free, virtual event we’re hosting next week. The “Education Justice Now” webinar on September 15th from 7-8 p.m., will provide access to experts for families and education organizations serving students. Focused around the question “what are…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 9.3.2020

As September is officially underway, students and educators have begun the most unconventional school year they’ll likely face in their lifetimes. As teachers navigate the terrain of delivering online instruction and district leadership navigates challenging decisions on reopening plans; A+ Colorado is committed to providing you with news and resources throughout this semester.  In this…

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A+ Stay Sharp: 8.27.2020

It’s been a pivotal week throughout the education ecosystem as the majority of public schools throughout Colorado have returned for the 2020-21 school year. This is poised to be one of the most challenging semesters for educators, administrators and families alike. A+ Colorado will continue to keep our readers in the know on the latest…

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