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June 10, 2019
Adams 14 finalizes deal with company taking over management of the district
The contract, which took effect Saturday and will go through Sept. 30, 2023, lays out specific deadlines for initial work.
May 9, 2019
State Board, despite misgivings, approves Adams 14’s selected external manager
Adams 14 now has 30 days to draft and sign a contract with MGT Consulting.
big decision ahead
May 6, 2019
Few easy options as Colorado State Board weighs outside manager for troubled Adams 14
Urgency is high as July 1 draws closer. This isn’t the first external manager the State Board of Education considers for the Adams 14 school district.
April 11, 2019
State Board rejects Mapleton as Adams 14 manager and apologizes for not acting sooner
In a letter signed by Adams 14 board President Connie Quintana, she wrote that her board would attempt to identify a new external manager at a meeting April 23.
March 14, 2019
Can Mapleton help manage troubled Adams 14 district? State board hesitates.
The State Board of Education took a vote Thursday to delay the selection of an EMO, or external manager, for Adams 14, asking the district to talk to Mapleton.
February 8, 2019
A focus on leadership, and a search for what’s working are part of one Adams 14 management proposal
Florida-based MGT Consulting Group, with offices in Centennial, is one of the four finalists to manage Adams 14, the district ordered by the state to hire outside help.
February 7, 2019
Local consultant in running to manage Adams 14 proposes lens on literacy and instruction
The work of Schools Cubed has centered around improving literacy in schools. That’s what the group has already been working on in Adams 14 schools since July.
February 6, 2019
Aurora school board approves plan to hire external managers to help improve two schools
If the state approves Aurora’s plan, the district will hire the two external managers, MGT Consulting for North, and Communities in Schools for Gateway.
At what cost
December 3, 2018
Adams 14 looking for grants first, as it prepares to pay for an external manager
Colorado's State Board of Education ordered that the district hand over management to a third party, but the state order doesn’t come with money to pay it.
November 27, 2018
Colorado board allows Adams 14 to retain some local control as the state pushes for external management
Colorado stopped short of handing over all control of Adams 14 to an outside manager. The district will retain control of hiring and firing employees.
the school improvement industry
October 29, 2018
Private groups have long tried to help turn around struggling schools. But it’s not clear if they’re doing any good.
There's little evidence on whether that school improvement industry, paid for by taxpayers, is actually boosting student learning, according to a new study.
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