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Stay Sharp Newsletter: March 2019

Spring has officially sprung and the days of bomb cyclones are hopefully behind us. Before many of you head off for spring break, take a minute to catch up on the latest A+ and education news! A+ Updates What Will It Take To Have Great Schools In Every Neighborhood? A+ Colorado has released School Improvement,…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: February 2019

Winter is either winding up or winding down depending on who you ask in Colorado, and the education news is no different. From our perspective, after major stories in Denver and across the state for the past two months, there is no lack of news. A+ Colorado is busy with the release of a 6-part…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: January 2019

Education has roared in like a blizzard as the new year kicks off with a huge teacher strike in Los Angeles and Denver teachers on the brink of walking off the job. We are hopeful that Denver district leaders and DCTA (Denver Classroom Teachers Association) can come to an agreement before Friday. Teachers deserve to…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: December 2018

As the we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, A+ asks some hard questions reflecting on education throughout the state, before things become quiet as students and educators get the much needed break they deserve before 2019 takes off. A+ Updates November Education Policy Networking Series: What’s Next for Denver Public…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, we hope everyone gets a well deserved break while gathering with friends, family, and neighbors to cook, eat and reconnect. Many of us will be traveling far with Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish (you must give it a try) and having friendly arguments on whether the stuffing should have chorizo (we’ll have a veggie version).…

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Families searching for signal in the noise

October came in with a rush of winter weather and seasonal colors.  With the early onset of winter weather, I always worry that the colors will disappear before I’ve had a chance to really enjoy the leaves. Like the fall leaves disappearing before we’ve had a chance to enjoy them, I also worry that here…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: October 2018

Trick or treat season is upon us and we have plenty of news to go around. We’re covering the unmasking of Denver’s SPF ratings, a Halloween Eve report release, and a (hopefully) less scary road ahead for Adams 14 school district. A+ Updates Many Languages, One Future A+ Colorado is thrilled to announce the upcoming…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: September 2018

Colorado school districts are feeling the heat at the beginning of this school year. We’ve got updates on the Denver Public Schools superintendent search, community asks in Aurora, and big decisions coming up for Adams 14. Community engagement is key in all of these districts as we highlight below. A+ Updates Del dicho al hecho…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: August 2018

Many districts and universities started school yesterday, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of a new year of learning and opportunity for Colorado students. A+ Colorado has been busy this summer on multiple fronts and firmly believes this year will be one one of the more interesting years in our education history (New…

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A Search Our Kids Can Be Proud Of

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association and A+ Colorado join together to support respectful and open processes for choosing the next Denver Superintendent This week, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education began its discussion around how the Board chooses the next superintendent. The opportunity to select a new superintendent should be a moment in our…

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