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Wednesday Churn: Field culled

What’s churning:

The State Board of Education met in executive session all day Tuesday, reviewing and culling applicants for state commissioner of education.

“We went through a long list of names and resumes,” said Chair Bob Schaffer, R-4th District, after the meeting. “The biggest exercise was discarding.”

Schaffer wouldn’t say how many names are left on the list but said the board will interview candidates next week, on April 13 and 14. The board’s search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea also will conduct additional background checks on the remaining candidates.

“Everything’s going according to plan. I think it’s coming along fine,” Schaffer said of the board’s schedule, which currently calls for naming a new commissioner in May.

See this story for details on the characteristics the board is looking for.

What’s on tap:

Adams 12 Five Star school board members meet at 5:30 p.m. at Vantage Point High School, 10900 Huron St. in Northglenn. The board is scheduled to talk first with high school students, followed by their families and community members before taking general public comment and discussing agenda items including whether to support a resolution in favor of making undocumented students eligible for cheaper state tuition at colleges and universities. Agenda.

The Metro State trustees meet at Tivoli Student Union, Room 320 A & B. Agenda.

Good reads from elsewhere:

Online learning: As the numbers of students taking virtual classes rise, there’s debate about quality. The New York Times.

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