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  • State Board of Education sides with Pueblo charter on expansion, with a look at how the state board has ruled on charter appeals – siding with school district or charter – over the past two years. EdNews Colorado
  • Briefs: Colorado’s graduate numbers inch up, state unveils campaign to attract more foreign students to its colleges and universities. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado to foreign college students: we want you. Denver Post, 9News
  • CU programs looks to bolster K-12 Chinese language classes in Colorado. Boulder Daily Camera
  • CU, other university leaders say reforms would prevent Sandusky-like scandal. Boulder Daily Camera
  • Poll shows wide support for sales tax for Aspen schools. Aspen Times, Aspen Daily News
  • Thompson school board members take steps to find new superintendent, agreeing on salary and benefits package. Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • Teen texting takes educational turn with Go Ask TARA – Teen Advice Reproductive Answers. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Colorado housing issues sap taxes as school obligation grows. Bloomberg News
  • From earlier this week: Colorado classroom cuts continue. Colorado Public Radio


  • Dwight Jones championed Colorado’s Race to the Top bid as the state’s education commissioner but his new district doesn’t think R2T is worth the effort. Las Vegas Sun
  • States granted waivers under No Child Left Behind will still have to meet data reporting requirements. Education Week
  • Next up in teacher evaluations: student surveys. Education Week
  • Teachers unions give broadly – a five-year scan of contributions by the NEA and AFT. Wall Street Journal
  • The debate over year-round vs. traditional school calendars continues. Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
  • A new report disputes touted claims of growth in recent years for New York City students. GothamSchools
  • Right to read lawsuit filed against Detroit-area district by ACLU of Michigan, which compares conditions to segregation in the Deep South of years past. Detroit News
  • Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles’ interesting take on state education funding. Dallas Morning News
  • In case you didn’t get enough yesterday: Penn State did nothing to stop Sandusky, report says. NPR, New York Times


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