Turnaround Leader Program Marks Significant Progress and New Participants!
The Turnaround Leader Program, in partnership with Battelle for Kids and Colorado State University-Global Campus, is marking significant progress in the summer of 2018. Our first Cohort of districts/schools: Aguilar School District, Peakview and Gardner Schools in Huerfano, and Ignacio School District, have completed their 2.3 year program. 
Turnaround Leader Program, Cohort 2 participants gather in Breckenridge, Colorado
We congratulate all program participants and wish them the best as they continue the work of improving their schools. In addition, we welcome a new Cohort: Patriot High School from District 49 and La Junta Intermediate School from East  Otero School District. Our 2nd Cohort: Bennett High School and Bill Metz Elementary School (Monte Vista District), continued their impactful work with a summer retreat focused on Instructional Coaching in Breckenridge, Colorado. GSN is honored to provide high-yield strategies and expert coaching to each of these schools!
Turnaround Leader Program, Cohort 3 participants gather in Denver, Colorado.

Is your school staff wondering how  students' success is impacted by exposure to resources within their community?

Children from low-income families hear as many as 30 million fewer words by the age of four than their peers who live in higher-income households, according to a study by Betty Hart and Todd Risely. Over the last 40 years, lower income families have increased spending on structured  learning opportunities and enrichment by $480 per year, whereas upper income parents have increased their spending by nearly $5,300 according to Harvard Researcher, Robert Putnam. Research also demonstrates that the experience gap can be intentionally closed by school and community organizations standing in the gap through making connections, giving experiences, improving language skills, instilling a love of learning and connecting academics to solving industry-related problems. For more on how a community can support its learners, please visit our website via this link
GSN Welcomes New Staff and AmeriCorps

Generation Schools Network is proud to welcome to the team Ed Porritt, Senior Project Manager, and Madeline Janicki, AmeriCorps Vista Content Development Specialist! Please see more about Ed and Madeline below.

Ed joined the GSN Team in July 2018 in support of an EARSS (Expelled and At-Risk Student Services) Grant, awarded to Weld County School District RE-3J. Ed is passionate about building or adding value to programs for students with social, emotional or cognitive challenges. He is committed to working with students with complex challenges, and his goal is to create sustainable systems in which these students will rebound and thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.

Ed is a Colorado native with 30 years of education experience, who just completed Ride the Rockies. He has been a teacher, dean, assistant principal, high school principal, and district director for special programs. His 20 years of experience includes work in rural, suburban, inner-city, and State-contract schools. For 10 years, he founded and operated a private high school for highly stressed, teens at-risk, from throughout the Front Range. He has extensive experience with AdvancEd Accreditation. Ed received his MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado.

Madeline joins GSN this year as the Content Development Specialist. Prior to working at GSN, Madeline was a television producer, covering important topics for several communities. 
While working in  television,  Madeline enjoyed shedding light on  important issues, including poverty, health care and education. It was her experience covering education, interviewing teachers and school administrators on the challenges they face in the classroom that inspired Madeline to become a VISTA and join GSN! Madeline graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She is excited to bring her experience to GSN to help develop presentations, curriculum, guides, and communications materials for various projects.


July 23, 2018: 
Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) New District Orientation
All Cohort 1 (New) Districts should register via this link .

July 24, 2018:
Colorado Rural Summit, a CASE pre-conference session
3-5pm Colorado Rural Education Collaborative Stakeholder Update and S-CAP Interest Session
Register  here.

July 30th-31, 2018:
Innovate at Boulder Valley School District
GSN's Ellen Sarkisian and Ashleigh Valentine will be presenting on Growth Mindset and Grit

August 9, 2018:
2018 School Improvement Summit
Indianapolis, Indiana

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