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Rise & Shine: Goals for coming year


  • DPS launches extended learning pilot this fall in seven schools, fewer than originally expected. EdNews Colorado
  • CU regents to weigh in on Lobato v. Colorado, the school funding case, and they’re siding with the state. EdNews Colorado, Boulder Daily Camera
  • High stakes testing causes state to exercise more vigilance. Denver Post
  • With economy still ailing, Republicans making play for college vote. Boulder Daily Camera
  • Q & A: Interim Poudre School District Superintendent Nancy Wright looks to the year ahead. Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • School chief enters a brave new world, trying to achieve more with less. Durango Herald
  • Aspen school leaders set goals for upcoming year. Aspen Times
  • School district pushes for excellence. Vail Daily News


  • State test scores up in Chicago Public Schools, but smallest increase in years; schools with longer days see boost. Chicago Tribune
  • Class sizes could get much bigger in Detroit this fall, up to 61 in upper grades, under a contract imposed on the teachers union. Detroit News
  • For the third year in a row, Baltimore’s scores on state tests show a double-digit achievement gap between chronically absent students and their peers who attend school regularly. Baltimore Sun
  • As membership plummets, NEA retools mission. Education Week
  • For data lovers, the federal America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012 report is now available online.


Rise & Shine

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