Online, virtual programs are inevitable in response to Covid-19 and decisions regarding learning environments moving forward require nuanced consideration. We have summarized some of the research that exists and make recommendations to offer quality, student-centered online, virtual programming for the next school year.
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.
A+ Colorado is set to release a series of briefs titled Denver’s Next Journey, covering a new era of Denver Public Schools. The series will explore lingering questions and big takeaways from improvement efforts in the past as Denver stands at an important crossroads with new leadership for the first time in a decade and major debate about how students are being served.
A+ Colorado is pleased to see Colorado’s largest school district, Denver Public Schools (DPS), and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) reach a tentative agreement to end a 15-month negotiation period and 3-day teacher strike.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) and Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) are at an impasse in regards to what and how to pay teachers and special service providers who are in the classroom. This is a resource compiled by A+ Colorado to understand what is on the table.
This resource relies on publicly available information to help make sense of the complexity of teacher pay, and the nuances of both the district and the union’s current proposals. We hope this document can provide clarity for stakeholders hoping to understand more about this important decision, and facilitate conversation about how to compensate educators in our city.
Many Languages, One Future provides a snapshot of how emerging multilingual students are performing in Colorado districts and schools. In assessing the state of emerging multilingual students in Colorado, two key questions emerge. First, how well are Colorado’s emerging multilingual students gaining English language skills? Second, how well are Colorado’s emerging multilingual students mastering grade-level academic content?
The Outliers digs into student performance to uncover the Colorado public school districts that are “outliers,” the districts that buck the trend either by getting notable results for students compared to other school systems in the state, or where the promise of an excellent education remains too distant.
Learn Together, Live Together: A Call to Integrate Denver's Schools, details Denver Public Schools' continued struggle with school segregation and offers a call to action for greater urgency and solutions around integration.
A+ Colorado is rescinding the initial version of the report A Seat at the Table: Colorado Students’ Access to Top Colleges, released December 2017. Shortly after the new year, A+ Colorado discovered a significant problem with the underlying data that tracked Colorado high school students’ college matriculation.
Denver Public Schools has recently received a slew of accolades, however, at its current pace, the district will not reach its strategic academic goals. In five years, 80% of third graders are supposed to read on grade level; today only one in three do.
A review of Denver's decade old ProComp, a look at other innovative teacher pay systems, and a detailed model for how existing Denver Public School spending could be reorganized to better compensate teachers.
This follow-up report examines how Innovation status has affected the school climate, workforce composition, and student outcomes at the initial eight schools and eleven additional schools granted Innovation status between May and August 2011.
In the paper on Denver Public Schools, we provide three goals for achievement and access, as well as additional context, historical benchmarks, and eight annual indicators to gauge progress towards these goals.
In January 2012, the SchoolChoice Transparency Committee was created to receive and interpret two separate third party reports analyzing the SchoolChoice process and data. This letter addresses the University of Colorado Denver’s first analysis.
The purpose of this report is to provide preliminary data about the Innovation schools that will help DPS and its partners understand the changes that have occurred since schools gained Innovation status.