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Rise & Shine: CU may wade into Lobato


  • University of Colorado regents will consider weighing in on Lobato v. Colorado, the school funding case, at a special Friday meeting. Boulder Daily Camera
  • A Loveland principal fights summer brain drain with reading get-togethers in students’ front yards. Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • St. Vrain students learn design, engineering at IBM. Longmont Times-Call
  • Colorado State University’s online-only campus repays loan a year ahead of schedule. Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Rob Stein resigns superintendency of Roaring Fork School District. EdNews Colorado, Aspen Times
  • Rock stars – Jeffco alums Big Head Todd and the Monsters – endorse Jeffco tax increases with series of messages. Our Colorado News


  • Korean families chase their dreams to U.S. – and from school to school. NPR
  • Education law challenges loom after health-care ruling. Education Week
  • Los Angeles school district fights court order to give more space to charter schools. Los Angeles Times
  • North Carolina district where students once assigned to schools by socioeconomics begins school year under new controlled choice plan. Education Week
  • Teachers, activists boo new Chicago Public Schools’ budget. Chicago Tribune
  • Analysis reveals firm’s involvement in Philadelphia school reform. Philadelphia School Notebook


  • A Denver ed reformer asks whether Dougco’s ed wars – voucher battle, dispute with teachers union – are good for kids. EdNews Colorado
  • A Boulder mom blogs about what it took to hook her kids on civic engagement and suggests strategies for your children. EdNews Colorado
  • Guest commentary: Jeffco schools and its proposed tax increase. Denver Post
  • Are U.S. schools too easy? A critique of the recent report. The Answer Sheet in the Washington Post

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