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Adams 14 School District
September 2, 2016
For Colorado schools on verge of state intervention, PARCC scores provide first clues of promise or peril
While it's still to early to tell, the latest round of data from the Colorado Department of Education offers schools the first clue about their fate.
August 23, 2016
Why a group of Commerce City teachers spent a day asking parents how they could do their jobs better
The teachers are pushing for the district to adopt the “community school model,” which in part calls for more partnerships with nonprofit groups.
who's the boss?
July 13, 2016
Commerce City school board chooses Arizona educator to lead struggling district
The Adams 14 school board on Wednesday appointed Javier Abrego on a unanimous vote.
search for tomorrow
July 12, 2016
Who will land perhaps one of the toughest superintendent jobs in Colorado?
The Adams 14 school board on Wednesday is expected to choose between two finalists for the top job in the Commerce City-based district: Mark Payler and Javier Abrego.
April 28, 2016
Adams 14 chief sole finalist for top job in Bay Area
Sanchez’s Adams 14 administration has recently come under fire from a community organization calling itself VozCatorce, or Voice14.
seal of disapproval
February 11, 2016
State board votes down resolution supporting new ‘seal of biliteracy’ on high school diplomas
Several board members said they support biliteracy, but cited a litany of concerns that led them to vote no.
March 13, 2015
Adams 14 and Colorado Charter School Institute come to agreement
Adams 14 has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Charter School Institute and has retracted a demand that a charter school be transferred back to its governance.
Who's In Charge
January 30, 2015
Adams 14 moves to regain control of state-authorized charter school
The district had surrendered the school to the state Charter School Institute in 2011, but now hopes to bring it back into its control.
A new twist in turnaround
July 10, 2014
8 struggling schools opt in to Colorado’s new turnaround network
The state's first attempt to turnaround individual schools with chronic low performance launched quietly last month with a meeting among state, district and school officials. The group will meet quarterly to track progress.
June 23, 2014
Despite rosier state finances, many districts still face cuts
Districts around the state are finalizing their budgets and, despite an increase in funding, some are still facing cutbacks. According to the Colorado…
April 10, 2014
Struggling districts share success with state board
Staff and elected representatives from the Adams 14, Pueblo City Schools, and Karval school districts met with the board as part of an ongoing conversation between the board and those districts that are nearing the end of the state's so-called "accountability clock."
Say You'll Be There
January 31, 2014
On an upward trajectory, Adams 14 reaches out to community to earn back trust
Commerce City school officials hope by proving they've put in the initial work to boost academic achievement, the community will follow. They want the community's help in creating the necessary political and social environment to push the district over the finish line as it races to beat the Colorado "accountability clock."
November 10, 2011
Free school breakfasts for all worth the cost, experts say
Increasing numbers of school officials throughout Colorado are concluding that free breakfast-in-the-classroom programs not only make good sense nutritionally, they make good sense financially and academically as well.
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