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Rise & Shine: DPS enrollment growth makes it state’s largest district


  • Plans for Manual High School to expand into middle school grades stalled after the school’s performance rating dipped. EdNews Colorado
  • A Bailey physical education teacher is the new Colorado teacher of the year. EdNews Colorado
  • For the first time in decades, Denver Public Schools will be the largest school district in Colorado. 9News
  • The November school board race offers Denver voters a choice between two distinct visions for the future of educational reforms in the district. Denver Post
  • Greeley-Evans School District 6 officials say this year’s performance ratings show that more money begets success. Greeley Tribune
  • Douglas County school board candidates weigh in on whether they would resume discussions with the local teachers union. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado ranks very low in per-pupil spending compared to other states. Durango Herald
  • A fact-check finds an anti-Amendment 66 ad from the Independence Institute misleading. 9News
  • The Steamboat Springs school board voted against supporting Amendment 66. Steamboat Today
  • Three out of four candidates running for seats on the Ouray school board expressed reservations about the amendment. The Watch
  • And the Pueblo branch of the League of Women Voters will hold a public forum on Amendment 66. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Denver families will have access to a new financial literacy portal. 9News
  • The Canon City school board approved an investment banking firm to employ in the event that proposed bond and mill levy measures pass. Canon City Daily Record


  • Many school districts are rushing to use tablet technology, but glitches are causing some officials to question their usefulness. Wall Street Journal
  • The tougher new GED exam has some advocates worry that the test might become too challenging. New York Times
  • Texas is ending its No Child Left Behind tutoring programs because of mixed results, but some families are disappointed. New York Times


  • The Denver Post endorses the slate of school board candidates in Douglas County that support the current reforms.
  • A Summit County resident argues that Amendment 66 punishes more affluent districts for their success. Summit Daily

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