GSN has met 95% of our goal!  

Thanks to everyone who gave to support our campaigns: College/Career Readiness, Social/Emotional Learning, Rural Education, or New Schools/School Redesign. If you didn't get a chance to donate, it's not too late! The campaign will be open through the end of January and we would love to add you to our list of supporters. Visit the link below, read about the different areas, and contribute according to your passion!

Ignacio School District Removed From Turnaround List! Congratulations to the school-based team and GSN Coaching staff! 

This small district of 790 students focused their efforts on key actions steps and was recently notified by CDE that they have dropped off the state's watch list for chronic low academic performance. GSN is immensely proud to celebrate this work as Kate Lister, Sr. Director of School Support and Implementation, helped in both elementary school redesign and literacy coaching and as the coach for the Turnaround Leader Program. The redesign work featured two on-site retreats with staff and re-allocated time, talent, and resources. The Turnaround Leadership Program provided guidance for the school's principal and the leadership team to focus the efforts of turning the school around. GSN offers sincere congratulations to the Ignacio staff and looks forward to continuing our work together.

GSN Featured in the newsletter for the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators in New York

To read the article about our continued work in College and Career Readiness, please click here and visit page 12! If you're interested in having a more robust College Career Readiness Program at your school that might include:
  • College/Career Exploration Units in High Demand Career Fields
  • Workplace Visits
  • Guest Speakers
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Peak Readiness Events (mock interviews, LinkedIn profile creation, etc.)
  • Job Shadowing
  • Internship Experiences
Please contact Claude Aska  at: (646) 458-1025 or  or review our  CCR Brochure .

Pictured:  BGS 2016 Graduation Ceremony 

GSN Continues to Support Schools in Diagnostic Review and Unified Improvement Planning Process

The Colorado Department of Education has released several grant opportunities for schools and districts on Priority Improvement and Turnaround. GSN is currently supporting multiple schools through the Diagnostic Review and Improvement Planning and Turnaround Leadership grant preparation process. These grants provide resources for schools to pay for support with State or Federal school improvement funds. Participants who have partnered with GSN in this work have been highly satisfied. Feedback on GSN's support has included praise like: "If you're looking for someone who cares about your school as much as you do, someone who wants to see you succeed and offers ways to do that, but they don't TELL you what to do, choose GSN. They are positive, they know their stuff and they can make a difference. They have for us!" 

If you are interested in partnering with GSN, please contact Christina Larson at

Pictured: School Staff at partner school district participating in UIP activities.


January 18
East Central BOCES Meeting

January 19
School Redesign Summit - New Orleans, LA

February 8-10 (Snow Dates February 22-24)
Rural Teacher Immersion Experience - Westcliffe, CO
Hosted by the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, in partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, Generation Schools Network, Battelle for Kids and the South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the immersion will be hosted on Westliffe, CO in Custer County School District. To apply click here: Please forward to contacts or those who might be interested.

For more information, contact Angela Powers or Kathryn Allison.

February 16
DC Charter School Conference - Washington, DC
GSN's Claude Aska and Christon Harris will be presenting on Ensuring Students of Diverse Backgrounds are College and Career Ready. For more information, or to register, please click here.

February 23-24
2017 Colorado Charter Schools Conference - Broomfield, CO
For more information, contact Christina Larson or Leslie Tjajadi

March 2 
Happiness Advantage Workshop - Arlington, Texas 
For more information, contact Kate Lister or Katie Peyton 
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