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Rise & Shine: School finance fights


  • Colorado teacher prep policy gets a D from advocacy group. EdNews Colorado
  • Losing Ground: The education gap. CPR
  • Teacher uses tablets to bring up test scores. 9News
  • iPad program expands in Boulder Valley elementary schools. Daily Camera
  • Montrose preparing for a tax proposal in November. Montrose Daily Press
  • Colorado schools move to secure entrances. 9News
  • Brush school board concerned about safety. Brush News-Tribune
  • Bruce Randolph School closed due to bomb threat. 9News


  • School finance lawsuits roil the funding landscape. EdWeek
  • Texas House proposed no funding for testing. Washington Post
  • Districts get bold on school security. EdWeek
  • To raise grad rate, colleges urged to help a changing student body. NY Times
  • Recession’s residual effects linger in student choice of colleges. Insider Higher Education


  • Voices: School funding must be addressed in “Year of the Student.” EdNews Colorado
  • Commentary: A practical plan for guns in schools. Denver Post
  • Editorial: Schools making, and not making, the grade. Steamboat Pilot
  • Commentary: Preparing kids for success starts early. Durango Herald
  • Commentary: A 19th century book is still timely for teachers. EdWeek

Rise & Shine

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