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Rise & Shine: Dougco pro-board candidates out-fundraise opponents

COLORADO

  • Contributions to Denver Public School board races total nearly $600,000 so far. EdNews Colorado
  • Pro-board candidates in the Douglas County school board race have raised nearly four times the funds as their opponents. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado educators are bracing for the implementation of new Common Core standards in their classrooms. Hechinger Report via EdNews
  • But school districts are struggling to finance the new standards amid deep budget cuts. Hechinger Report via EdNews
  • New state tests will provide a trial run for coming online Common Core-aligned exams. Hechinger Report via EdNews
  • Differences in money, political strategy and ideology draw stark contrast between opponents and supporters of Amendment 66. Denver Post
  • Rural DeBeque School District 20 would see its funds decrease if Amendment 66 passes. NBC11
  • The State Board of Education has changed the dates of its release of school performance framework ratings. Gazette
  • A finance and contract specialist for the state is running unopposed for school board in Englewood. Our Colorado News
  • Littleton Public Schools is likely to keep its full week of Thanksgiving break. Our Colorado News
  • A charter school whose application to open was rejected last year is applying again in Englewood. Our Colorado News
  • Pueblo canceled classes at four schools after snowfall caused power outages. Pueblo Chieftain

NATION

  • A majority of public school students in the South and the West are now low-income for the first time in 40 years. Washington Post
  • The Florida Board of Education voted to reject parts of the Common Core. Tampa Bay Times

OPINION

  • A candidate for Thompson school board argues against Amendment 66. Reporter Herald
  • And another Thompson candidate says that experience will be key to guide the district through challenges. Reporter Herald

Rise & Shine

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