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Rise & Shine: Lyons students to return to their schools


  • One Adams 12 Five Star school introduced a play program to bring back families and compete with surrounding schools. EdNews Colorado
  • Amendment 66 dominated the conversation at an election forum in Durango, where schools would see an increase in per pupil funding. Durango Herald
  • Lyons students will leave their temporary school in Longmont and return to their school buildings on Dec. 2. Times-Call
  • Denver school board candidate Roger Kilgore calls for his opponent’s resignation from the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver. Denver Post
  • Carbondale’s board of trustees approved a charter school’s plans to build a new LEED-certified campus in a growing subdivision. Post Independent
  • But in Fort Collins, another charter school is still looking for a permanent home. Coloradoan
  • As early application deadlines approach, students under stress turn to their parents and Twitter. Denver Post
  • A man filming Longmont High School’s football game was injured when the lift he was on collapsed. Times-Call


  • LA superintendent John Deasy is resigning in February, after a tenure characterized by clashes with unions. LA Times
  • Obama will visit a school he touted in his 2013 State of the Union, in a push to include education in the upcoming budget. Huffington Post
  • Charters can burden already struggling school districts, a study finds. Atlantic

  • Class sizes can get too small and isolate students, says Malcolm Gladwell. Jimmy Kimmel

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