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 Superintendents Macaluso and Johnson hold a banner with members of CDETo recognize schools in Colorado that have demonstrated strong growth in student achievement since 2019, Governor Jared Polis established the Governor’s Bright Spot Award, which comes with an accompanying $50,000 endowment.
Of the more than 1,800 public schools in the state, only 21 were selected for this recognition, with three – Franklin School of Innovation, Heritage Elementary and Irving Elementary – hailing from the District.
Additionally, Minnequa received a Bright Spot Award for achievement in math.
Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso and Assistant Superintendent Ted Johnson recently visited Denver to accept the schools’ Bright Spot Award banners from state education officials on behalf of Principals Dana DiTomaso-Junkman (Franklin), Richelle Paradiso (Heritage), Jaime Schwab (Irving) and Katie Harshman (Minnequa).