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Adams 14 School District
August 1, 2019
Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools
Lawsuits seeking to block state-ordered intervention under Colorado's 2009 school accountability law will clarify the state’s authority to tell districts what to do.
June 18, 2019
Adams 14 schools won’t have a superintendent as private company takes over operations
The board has not named an interim superintendent or started a superintendent search process.
not so fast
June 13, 2019
Teachers union sues to block handover of Adams 14 operations to external manager
The lawsuit represents a challenge to the current accountability regime, which allows the State Board of Education to intervene when student performance does not improve.
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 18, 2019
Adams City seniors say they pushed themselves, often for their families, to reach graduation day
Adams City High School graduated 305 students on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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.
May 3, 2019
Mapleton reaches across boundaries, luring Adams 14 families with priority in enrollment
The Mapleton district sent out 10,000 post cards, including many to Adams 14 families offering prioritized enrollment.
April 23, 2019
The Adams 14 school board now includes a district parent, and she speaks Spanish fluently
Board members said Laura Martinez brought a perspective the board doesn't currently have: that of a district mom, and a Spanish speaker.
April 23, 2019
Adams 14 board selects national MGT Consulting as new pick to manage its district
The State Board of Education must approve the district's selected manager. It rejected the district's first pick.
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.
April 10, 2019
Five people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Adams 14 school board
The Adams 14 board will interview applicants on April 23 and will likely vote then on who to appoint.
April 9, 2019
Adams 14 superintendent out as leader of the troubled district
Javier Abrego will serve out the remainder of his contract, but will not oversee daily operations, instead agreeing to be available to the district.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
April 3, 2019
External manager choice unclear as Adams 14 board takes no action
Adams 14 officials say they will reach out to the state to set up a meeting with Mapleton leaders.
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