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Rise & Shine: Scientology and schools


  • Douglas County school district and union leaders are awaiting an arbitrator’s ruling in a dispute over whether the union owes the district money. EdNews Colorado
  • A proposal to improve school funding is fleshed out in a report released today by a broad-based study group. EdNews Colorado
  • Briefs: West Denver Prep is now STRIVE Prep, Dougco and Aurora school districts return to classes this week. EdNews Colorado
  • Group with Scientology ties tutoring kids in Colorado public schools. Denver Post
  • New Cherry Creek elementary school boots up with high-tech equipment for coming year. Aurora Sentinel
  • Jefferson County action center gives out school supplies, treats. Denver Post
  • 16 people have applied to be interim superintendent of Thompson School District. Loveland Reporter-Herald
  • Greeley school board approves ballot language for $8.2 million bond. Greeley Tribune


  • Pilot program targets gifted students in rural areas. Education Week
  • Gov. Chris Christie signs bill overhauling tenure law for teachers in New Jersey. New York Times
  • Private-school vouchers go to about 300 D.C. students. Washington Post
  • Pennsylvania superintendents no longer need classroom experience. Education Week


  • Voices: Two experts say violence in schools and elsewhere can be prevented. EdNews Colorado
  • Column: Moonlighting as a CU vice president. Denver Post

Rise & Shine

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