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Rise & Shine: Handling the summer heat


  • New school year means end to zero-tolerance discipline policies in Colorado. EdNews Colorado
  • Denver Public Schools works to solve hot classroom issues; later start date not much help. 9News
  • Former astronaut inspires Denver area students in math, technology. Denver Post
  • Dougco superintendent gives interview about transforming education. Reason Foundation
  • Colorado Springs ninth-grader who stopped school bus: “I just acted.” Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Pueblo City schools notified the district will be taken off state’s turnaround status. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Pueblo City school board members “elated” over New York consultant’s pullout. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Sterling High School to use breathalyzer at evening events. Sterling Journal-Advocate
  • Gaming’s broken promise to higher ed: Four years later, Amendment 50 fails to deliver expected jackpot. Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Hundreds wait in line for tickets to Obama’s CU-Boulder speech. Boulder Daily Camera


  • New York names 123 NYC schools to improve or close by 2015. GothamSchools
  • Harvard says 125 students may have cheated on final exam. New York Times
  • Survey offers dire picture of California’s two-year colleges. Los Angeles Times
  • Charting the flow of students to favored school districts. Education Week
  • Catholic schools feeling squeeze from charters. Education Week


  • Voices: Why stop at a bar exam for teachers? The head of the Professional Association of Colorado Educators argues teachers should be treated like lawyers, not factory workers. EdNews Colorado
  • Parent blog: Learning teachers’ pet peeves. A Boulder mom and psychologist uses a lesson about pet peeves to ease her son’s concern about getting the “strict” teacher. EdNews Colorado
  • Guest commentary: CU and CSU are big players in Colorado’s economy. CSU President Tony Frank and CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DeStefano. Denver Post
  • Room for debate: Is Teach for America working? New York Times

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