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MINNEAPOLIS  | A big provider of solar energy in Colorado and other states says next week’s solar eclipse will have no impact on its electric service. Xcel Energy manages more than 1,000 megawatts of solar in Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. The three states will see only a partial eclipse on Monday. Xcel says it […]

“Jason has served our nation with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a stellar community leader and father, and loves Colorado,” Salazar said of Crow in a statement. “He has proven his ability to unify the community through positive leadership and build coalitions to get things done — from his work with other veteran leaders in the fight for the VA Hospital in Aurora, to helping build organizations to address the growing substance abuse crisis in our community.”

The CDE growth ratings are different than achievement scores. While achievement reflects the level at which students are performing at that exact moment, growth scores looks at how a student’s performed in comparison with similar groups that had previously taken the test. The new report found across the district students had a growth score of 52 for in English Language Arts, a five-point increase from the previous school year. APS also had a growth score of 50 in math, a four-point increase over the previous school year. The state average for growth is set at a 50 score.