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Rise & Shine: Dougco accreditation rating slip sparks campaign fight


  • Preliminary data from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s after-school initiative show gaps between where the programs are located and where they’re most needed. EdNews Colorado
  • A new study by researchers and a Colorado education activist lays out an alternative proposal for testing. EdNews Colorado
  • The Democratic former president of the state Senate says he approves of reforms in Douglas County. EdNews Colorado
  • A proposed statewide tax on recreational marijuana would direct about $27 million per year into the state’s school construction grant fund. Post Independent
  • Amendment 66 would mean an additional $4.3 million for schools in Eagle County, but opponents say it would hammer small businesses. Vail Daily
    Rural Colorado educators are asking their neighbors to support the tax measure. Colorado Independent
  • The loss of Douglas County’s top-tier accreditation rating has become a hot-button issue in the school board races. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado school districts spend about 16 percent of their budget on local produce, a new study found. ABC 7
  • A Colorado Springs charter school has added a robotics team. Gazette
  • The Poudre school board approved one charter school’s application to open and denied another one’s. Coloradoan


  • A new report suggests that teachers are being slow to shift their instruction under Common Core. Huffington Post
  • The Indiana schools chief sued the state’s board of education for violating open meeting laws. Chalkbeat IN
  • A group of education advocates want U.S. Ed Sec Arne Duncan to make the NCLB waiver process more rigorous. EdWeek


  • Steamboat Today argues there is no guarantee that schools would use A66 funds to restore needed programs like art and music.

Rise & Shine

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