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Low performing schools and districts
Several schools and districts have been facing state intervention for multiple years of chronic low-performance.
March 28, 2019
Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum
The board of Adams 14 passed a resolution asking Mapleton to agree to work with MGT Consulting, a Florida-based company, on the work of managing Adams 14.
More than a visitor
March 4, 2019
Adams 14 investigation finds board member violated policy by helping his wife substitute teach
The Adams 14 investigation did not find how often Bill Hyde visited his wife’s classrooms, but found “from time to time” as Hyde puts it, is an “understatement.”
February 27, 2019
Adams 14 school board member resigns amid investigation
Adams 14 had banned the board member from classrooms during an investigation into an incident where he grabbed a student by the arm.
February 13, 2019
Adams 14 board selected its neighbor district to be its external manager
The State Board of Education now gets final say, and must decide whether or not to approve Mapleton as external manager for Adams 14.
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.
a mix of schools
February 6, 2019
A national consultant and a charter group want to give Adams 14 schools more autonomy
The application from Empower Schools a local charter organization, also proposes to create a new community board to oversee the district’s improvement.
February 5, 2019
Mapleton: Why a school district wants to manage its troubled neighbor
Mapleton Public Schools, an Adams 14 neighbor, is one of the finalists, and the only public district, in the running to manage the troubled Adams 14.
January 31, 2019
Adams 14 school board member banned from classrooms during district investigation
The district has hired an independent investigator to look into the incident where Bill Hyde allegedly "grabbed the arm of a student."
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.
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