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Rise & Shine: Advocates press for new safeguards against misuse of student data


  • A judge gave lawyers more time to file paperwork in the legal challenge to the petitions that put Amendment 66 on the November ballot. EdNews Colorado
  • The judge says he plans to rule on Tuesday on the validity of the ballot measure. AP via CBS Local
  • Nine Colorado districts have applied for funding from the second round of the federal Race to the Top – District program. EdNews Colorado
  • Volunteers canvassed in favor of Amendment 66 in nine Colorado communities over the weekend. EdNews Colorado
  • The goals of No Child Left Behind have prompted a myriad of changes at the state and local level in Colorado. Gazette
  • And the federal reach into Colorado’s schools goes back decades. Gazette
  • But there’s no simple answer to what makes a good Colorado school. Gazette
  • Here are snapshots of Denver Public School board candidates’ responses to a survey. Denver Post
  • A Poudre School District committee to solve the district’s building heat issues knows it won’t be able to please everyone. Coloradoan
  • Some tips to help parents identify whether their student is struggling academically. 9News
  • A Longmont Montessori school is adding a seventh grade. Daily Camera


  • A leading children’s advocacy group is challenging educational software developers to develop new safeguards for protecting student data. New York Times


  • Former members of the Douglas County Board of Education call for a set of new best practices, including non-partisan elections. Our Colorado News

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