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Friday Churn: Graduation time

What’s churning:

You might to avoid U.S. 36 this morning if you’re not among the estimated 20,000 people going to the CU-Boulder graduation ceremonies, which kick off at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field. Check here for information.

The University of Northern Colorado has ceremonies today and Saturday, while Colorado State University-Pueblo holds graduation on Saturday.

There’s a similar rush of ceremonies a week later, with the Colorado School of Mines on May 13 and Colorado State University in Fort Collins on May 13 and 14.

The University of Colorado Denver has its graduation on May 14, with Metro State following the next day.

Among larger campuses, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs wraps things up on May 20.

What’s on tap:

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education meets starting at 1 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Capitol. Agenda.

Douglas County school board members begin a two-day retreat at 3 p.m. at the ISC Corporation, 8680 Concord Center Drive in Englewood. The agenda includes a discussion today with charter school leadership but most of tomorrow is devoted to talk about asking voters in November for a tax increase.

Good reads from elsewhere:

AVID questions: A Chicago study finds mixed results for the popular program. Education Week.

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