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Rise & Shine: Jeffco adds optional fees


  • Grant to aid low-income Colorado students taking Advanced Placement exams, TCAP results set for release, more news briefs. EdNews Colorado
  • Jeffco schools add optional fees at registration; one parent calls it sneaky. 9News
  • Three injured in explosion, roof collapse during renovations at Erie Middle School. Boulder Daily Camera
  • Teachers learn about water quality, aquatic insects at Boulder Creek. Boulder Daily Camera
  • Thompson school district moves ahead with boundary change: “People are not going to be happy.” Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • Aspen school tax plan would mean funds for Roaring Fork school district as well. Aspen Times


  • Romney: Students should “go to the school of their choice.” NBC News
  • In high school and beyond, math and science fields battle persistent gender gaps. USA Today
  • New study shows families make big changes to pay for college. NPR
  • New York governor vetoes bill on placement of special education students that required home life and family background be taken into account. New York Times
  • 98 D.C. teachers fired for poor performance. Washington Post


  • Voices: Emails expose Douglas County teachers union’s voucher opposition, says a policy analyst with the Independence Institute. EdNews Colorado
  • Guest commentary: A retired teacher says Colorado’s public servants are being made to feel like Public Enemy No. 1. Denver Post

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