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Rise & Shine: Heated school board meetings


  • Early childhood education is near the top of the list as an effort to engage citizens in planning the state’s future starts focusing on key priorities. EdNews Colorado
  • Heated Douglas County school board meetings spark concerns. Our Colorado News
  • Tragedies rock Poudre School District communities. Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Deadline extended for vacant Thompson school board seat after only one person applies. Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • John Corcoran, author of The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read, will speak at Independence Institute in Denver next week. Colorado Classroom
  • CU President Bruce Benson gloomy over higher education funding. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (signup required)


  • Annual study finds child education, health improving. Education Week
  • In LA, teachers’ attorney says evaluations can include test scores this year. Los Angeles Times
  • Chicago Public Schools to hire nearly 500 new teachers so students can have longer school day without extending the work day for teachers. Chicago Tribune
  • A judge has blocked New York City’s attempt to shake up the staffs at 24 struggling schools. GothamSchools, Wall Street Journal
  • Charter school founder charged with defrauding Philadelphia schools of $6.5 million. Education Week

Rise & Shine

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