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Rise & Shine: Littleton Schools shift how they teach English learners

COLORADO

  • Opponents of Amendment 66 filed a lawsuit challenging the signatures on the petition that got the tax measure on the November ballot. EdNews Colorado
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper said that the likelihood that unions would challenge the state’s teacher evaluation law is “deeply disappointing.” EdNews Colorado
  • In a first, an entire district — Englewood schools — have hired Generation Schools to overhaul their school structure. EdNews Colorado
    State education officials say schools should be fairly insulated from the federal shutdown, as long as it’s short. EdNews Colorado
  • Littleton Public Schools is using a new co-teaching model to help students learning English. Our Colorado News
  • Two former state senators — an Aurora Democrat and a Lakewood Republican — are raising objections to Amendment 66’s impact on the state budget. Times-Call
  • A Federal Heights charter school’s STEM team won an award for synthesizing biodiesel fuel to top off school buses. Denver Post
  • The oldest continuous K-12 education foundation in Colorado is marking its 30th anniversary. Denver Post
  • Construction is underway on a new $20 million school in Elbert. Our Colorado News
  • Aurora is using a $35 million surplus from a bond on a new wave of infrastructure projects. Denver Post
  • Centaurus High School students in Boulder designed, built and tested full sized cardboard boats. Daily Camera

NATION

  • Four Head Start programs serving 3,200 low-income children are closing because of the federal shutdown. AP
  • Hillary Clinton is launching a campaign to promote early childhood education. Huffington Post
  • A new poll reports that most Nevadans think education reform is preferable to spending more money on schools. Review-Journal

OPINION

  • A 17-year-old who recently earned her GED argues that students should be more involved in school decision-making. EdNews Colorado

Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.

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