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Rise & Shine: Digging deep for vouchers


  • Foundations dig deep for Douglas County’s voucher program. Our Colorado News
  • Lukewarm response for three candidates, including Douglas County administrator, for Florida superintendent’s job. Tampa Bay Times
  • CU-Boulder price tag for Obama visit last April: $110,000. Boulder Daily Camera
  • St. Vrain Valley school board to discuss tax-increase details. Longmont Times Call
  • Durango school board replaces member resigning because of ‘unmanageable’ workload. Durango Herald
  • Keenesburg schools resolve water issues with town, expect to open on time. Greeley Tribune
  • Trinidad school board candidate stepping into superintendent controversy. Pueblo Chieftain


  • AFT teacher union boss bends to school reform winds. Reuters
  • Significant barriers to entry at many Philadelphia charter schools, district report says. Philadelphia Notebook
  • Voucher schools in Louisiana include some teaching creationism. Associated Press
  • Embattled Florida education chief Gerard Robinson resigns. Miami Herald
  • New York comptroller says special education provider bilked city of millions. New York Times


  • Voices: Are Denver’s high school graduates really college-ready? EdNews Colorado
  • Parent blog: How to help your kids cope with the stress of starting at a new school. EdNews Parent

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