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

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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A Note on DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg

DENVER — Yesterday on July 17th, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced he would be departing after almost 10 years of leading the district. Here at A+ Colorado we are deeply grateful for Superintendent Boasberg’s service and dedication to Denver’s students. During this time, student performance in the district moved from the bottom quartile…

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Stay Sharp Newsletter: June 2018

There has been a lot happening in education in Colorado since the end of school. Catch up on our updates as well as some of our reports from the past spring. We’ll be taking a break from our newsletter for the month of July. We’ll be back in August with some exciting updates! A+ Updates…

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A Broken Compact

  The decision of the DPS School Board to press “pause” on the School Performance Compact should cause concern and honest reflection from all education observers and advocates in the city. Community groups who engaged with the district on this policy over the last three years were taken by surprise by the sudden decision. This is…

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Engagement Like Spinning Plates

DPS is promising more community engagement than ever before. Yet, by spinning this many plates at the same time, they create potential for overloading their ability to process the information and underwhelming community members with their inability to act on feedback or commitments.   Last week, over 100 education advocates attended our launch event for our…

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