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College Achievement Network Founders Convene in Denver: Common Core Mysterious No More

Over 100 participants and presenters joined us last week in Denver for a College Achievement Network convening focused on the Common Core. The two-day gathering included school visits to DSST and STRIVE and a day of rich Common Core content. Participants engaged in role-alike sessions created for their needs as CEOs, CAOs, and content leaders. There were also general sessions including “The Role of Assessment”, “Instructional Practices to Instill Mindset & Student […] Read more

Focusing on College Readiness

Exciting things happening in Minneapolis today. NewSchools Partner Deborah McGriff led a session at the National Charter Schools Conference entitled, “Accelerating College Readiness and Success in the Charter Schools Movement.” During this session Deborah highlighted the ambitious work of the College Achievement Network, a network of charter school organizations serving predominantly low-income communities, working together to ensure their students are prepared to enter and successfully graduate from college. One of the charter organizations that is part […] Read more