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Rise & Shine: Teachers react to Dougco


  • The state pension plan that covers Colorado teachers paid out about $1 billion more last year than it took in, lawmakers were told Monday. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado’s system of student stipends, known as the College Opportunity Fund Program, hasn’t worked as intended, according to an audit released Monday. EdNews Colorado, Associated Press via Denver Post
  • Teachers’ groups, including the state’s largest teachers union, react to elimination of collective bargaining agreement in Douglas County. Our Colorado News
  • Pueblo City Schools are projected to save nearly $879,000 from the elimination of 17 positions resulting from the closure of three elementary schools this spring. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Study: Parents paying less of college students’ tuition, fees – at CU-Boulder, students take out more loans, parents fewer. Boulder Daily Camera
  • Longmont’s Skyline High School innovations earn attention of White House. Longmont Times-Call
  • Fort Collins student to compete among world’s top yo-yo tricksters. Fort Collins Coloradoan


  • Consortium of colleges take online learning to new level. New York Times
  • U.S. Department of Education outlines plan to avoid collection of faulty data. Education Week
  • Detroit teachers mull strike over imposed contract. NPR
  • Charter expansions may cost Philadelphia schools $139 million. Philadelphia Inquirer


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