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Tuesday Churn: Boulder decides

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What’s churning:

The key item on this evening’s agenda for the Boulder Valley Board of Education is to name a new superintendent.

There are three finalists – Bruce Messinger, superintendent in Helena, Mont.; Deirdre Pilch, Boulder’s assistant superintendent for school leadership; and Nancy Sebring, superintendent in Des Moines, Iowa.

The finalists were interviewed last week by both board and community committees. Current Superintendent Chris King is retiring after four years on the job.

It’s that time again – third-grade CSAP scores are scheduled to be released at noon. Results of the reading tests, administered in late February and early March, come back early so teachers can craft reading interventions, if necessary, for their young students during summer months. It’s part of the Colorado Basic Literacy Act.

Check back to find your school and district numbers in the EdNews’ database. The remainder of the CSAP exams – grades 4-10 in reading, writing, math and science – aren’t due for release until early August.

Whats on tap:

The Quality Teachers Commission meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Higher Education, 1560 Broadway.

The Poudre school board meets at 6:30 p.m., 2407 LaPorte Ave. Agenda

Good reads from elsewhere:

On the border: Families who live along the U.S.-Mexico border face tough school choices. Washington Post.