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Adams 14 School District
January 26, 2019
Adams 14 community selects four applicants as finalists for managing the district
The Adams 14 school board will make a final decision Feb. 12.
let the competition begin
January 18, 2019
Here are the nine applicants vying to manage the troubled Adams 14 school district
After a community vetting process, the Adams 14 school board is scheduled to vote on an external manager Feb. 12.
January 14, 2019
Years of instability and division have put one Colorado school district’s fate in outside hands
This week, Adams 14 officials start the process of choosing an external manager, ushering in more uncertainty, and a measure of hope.
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.
Mapping a Turnaround
November 15, 2018
This is what the State Board of Education hopes to order Adams 14 to do
The state board asked the Attorney General’s office for advice and help in drafting a final order detailing how the district is to cede authority, and in what areas.
November 14, 2018
State Board of Education pushes Adams 14 to give up authority over its schools
In Wednesday's hearing, state board members said they want to direct Adams 14 to give up authority to an external manager.
November 13, 2018
Adams 14 board rejects new KIPP charter school in district
The Adams 14 school board voted unanimously against the KIPP charter school application.
November 13, 2018
This is the letter of apology that Adams 14 leaders never sent
The apology was written as administrators learned that the district had not met state expectations and would likely face additional state sanctions.
November 9, 2018
Facing potential loss of control, Adams 14 wants to show the state how the district might improve
The state board already approved an improvement plan for Adams 14 last year, but it hasn’t shown enough results.
November 9, 2018
Will Adams 14 lose autonomy to outside overseer? Here are the state’s options.
Colorado's State Board of Education will decide the fate of the Adams 14 school district, and its high school, Adams City, and two Pueblo schools next week.
November 8, 2018
Superintendent’s plan to expand biliteracy program in Adams 14 being kept private
The school board directed the superintendent to come up with a biliteracy plan, during a private meeting in September, following pressure from community.
October 26, 2018
State panel recommends Adams 14 turn over management to outside group
Adams 14 and Adams City High School face the State Board of Education on Nov. 14 for possible new orders.
October 16, 2018
In Colorado’s high-poverty schools, many teachers are just starting their careers
The percentage of Colorado’s teachers in their first or second year in the classroom is among the highest in the nation. That has consequences for students and teachers.
October 10, 2018
Adams 14 superintendent asks board to deny KIPP application, rejecting advice from his staff
The Adams 14 board will vote on the KIPP recommendations next month.
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