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Rise & Shine: Dougco communication costs soar


  • The campaign in favor of Amendment 66 continues to accelerate its fundraising. EdNews Colorado
  • The chair of the State Board of Education announced that he will run for the state legislature. EdNews Colorado
  • Today is Count Day, when schools’ enrollment is calculated for the purposes of state funding. Gazette
  • Boulder Valley is asking for flexibility with Count Day because of the aftermath of flooding. Daily Camera
  • Non-salary expenses for the Douglas County communications department have quadrupled since 2009. Our Colorado News
  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education is unveiling a program that it hopes will increase access and graduation rates for underrepresented students. Denver Post
  • Weld is holding “Let’s Talk Month” to foster conversations about sex education. Greeley Gazette
  • The Wiggins Board of Education will consider whether to support Amendment 66. Fort Morgan Times


  • Here’s a guide to how the federal government shutdown will affect education. EdWeek
  • A vote to fire Dallas Superintendent (and former Coloradan) Mike Miles fell short. Dallas Morning News
  • A tougher grading scale on D.C. standardized tests would have yielded lower math scores but higher reading ones. Washington Post
  • Louisiana has agreed to supply the Justice Department with data about its controversial voucher program. Washington Post

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