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Rise & Shine: Districts’ Race to Top begins


  • Teens use cell phones to anonymously text their sexual health questions to educators. EdNews Colorado
  • Denver school board members on Monday kicked off three nights of community hearings on proposed tax increases. EdNews Colorado
  • Thompson School District staffers train on new evaluation system required under Senate Bill 10-191. Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • Teachers unpack at new Frederick High School. Longmont Times-Call
  • Students rally to recall Trinidad school board president. Trinidad Times
  • Even with high turnover, Weld principals try to keep the focus on students. Greeley Tribune (requires signup)
  • An estimated 200 students received false TCAP scores due to a mixup, the Charter School Institute says. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (requires signup)


  • $400 million Race to the Top contest for districts starts now. Education Week
  • A third of Chicago Public Schools roll out longer days. Chicago Tribune
  • In a first, a district school in NYC is aiming to expand as a charter school. GothamSchools
  • Some universities require students to use e-textbooks. USA Today


  • Voices: A teacher argues Colorado needs to step into the 21st century and embrace dual language programs. EdNews Colorado

Rise & Shine

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