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Rise & Shine: Gessler to campaign for Dougco candidates

COLORADO

  • Scott Gessler, Colorado secretary of state and candidate for governor, will campaign for the conservative candidates in DougCo. Our Colorado News
  • Briggsdale teachers will soon carry concealed handguns in the classroom. Daily Caller
  • In its faltering push to bring cheap internet to rural schools, EAGLE-NET teamed up with Affiniti of Colorado, a company with a history of illegal behavior. Denver Post
  • Denver’s high-tension school board election sparked accusations of conflict of interest. Do they hold up? Colorado Independent
  • But, to the south, it’s a low-key election year for El Paso County’s school board races. Gazette
  • Pro-A66 ad stretched the truth a bit on how money would be distributed. 9News
  • Governor Hickenlooper continued the campaign pro-A66, despite a potentially tight race for re-election. Gazette

NATION

  • Military parents embrace homeschooling to ease the impacts of moving frequently. AP via Durango Herald
  • Common Core’s scores for the difficult of reading material puts Sports Illustrated for Kids’ Awesome Athletes above Jane Eyre and Huck Finn. New Republic
  • Ending rumors he might resign, LA superintendent John Deasy will remain in his job. Southern CA Public Radio
  • New teachers entering the work force have higher SAT scores than in the past. Hechinger Report
  • In Nashville, the schools chief wants to drop student surveys from teacher evaluations, for now. Chalkbeat IN
  • And in Memphis, the Atlantic took a close look at a group of public schools run by charter networks.

OPINION

  • A66 will reverse effects of Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights and the recession on education funding. Coloradoan
  • To help boys succeed in school, bring back recess and turn them into readers. Time

Rise & Shine

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