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Rise & Shine: Can technology replace teachers?


  • Students eager to learn about Obama’s new program allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally – at least temporarily. EdNews Colorado
  • State Board of Education members send Aspen charter dispute back to state construction board. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado joins one of two multi-state testing groups as a governing member, making use of those exams rather than Colorado-only tests more likely. EdNews Colorado
  • Filmmaker tossed from Douglas County school board meeting. Denver Post
  • Douglas County school district clarifies order to journalist removed from meeting. Our Colorado News
  • Petition urges revelation by Douglas County school board. Our Colorado News
  • Flat 2012 TCAP results statewide worry educators. Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Aurora city, schools ink work-life compact for students. Denver Post
  • With district changes looming, Colorado’s largest online school considers split. KUNC public radio
  • Preseason starts for new St. Vrain Valley teachers. Longmont Times-Call
  • After explosion, St. Vrain officials say Erie Middle School is safe. Longmont Times-Call
  • CU standards for employee lobbyists more lenient than other schools. Denver Post
  • Sponsored research grants to CU-Boulder increase to $380.7 million. Boulder Daily Camera


  • Can technology replace teachers? Of all the budget cuts made by the Eagle County, Colo., school district, none sparked as much anger as the decision to cut three foreign-language teaching positions and replace them with online instruction. Education Week
  • Q & A with Heather O’Mara, head of Colorado’s HOPE Online Academy, on the value of teacher-student relationships in online learning. Hechinger Report
  • Investigators find test-security problems at a D.C. school. Washington Post
  • D.C. investigates just one school in test-cheating scandal. USA Today
  • To prevent a tragedy, how much can a school do? NPR
  • Suspensions are higher for disabled students, federal data indicate. New York Times


  • Voices: Is slow and steady enough for Denver Public Schools? The head of A+ Denver questions the pace of progress. EdNews Colorado
  • Ask an Expert: Get ready to meet the teacher. A former teacher, literacy consultant and mother of four offers advice on what to ask at back-to-school night. EdNews Colorado
  • Editorial: Many numbers in TCAP release, but are they helping schools? Loveland Reporter-Herald

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