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Rise & Shine: Dougco board member wants to make friends after election


  • The Denver school board is expected to revise The Denver Plan, a document that outlines the district’s vision, after a super majority, mostly backing the administration’s trajectory, is formed Nov. 22 when new members are sworn in. EdNews Colorado
  • Ten teachers find a “common” spirit around new standards at northern Colorado workshop. EdNews Colorado
  • School officials are reporting a higher number of pot related incidents at Colorado middle and high schools. And they believe it has everything to do with voters here legalizing pot in 2012. The Denver Post
  • More than 300 students at a Colorado public school are registered sex offenders and the goal is to keep things normal. Fox31
  • A bus crash south of Wray injured six people. Gazette
  • Douglas County high schools are defending the use of the block system that some parents believe are limiting their students options and leaving them more free time. Our Colorado News
  • A Dougco school board member, who ran with a slate of candidates in favor of the districts reforms, said he wants to mend the broken relationships as a result of last week’s election. Our Colorado News


  • Nationwide programs and their tests, like Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate, allow parents to check for grade inflation. Washington Post
  • Adminstrators of a struggling school district in Missouri say allowing students to transfer is a short-term solution to a much bigger problem. NPR
  • Creating connections between a student’s education, home life and culture, is critical for good teaching. The Atlantic
  • First lady Michelle Obama will seek legislative tools to get more poor kids into college. New York Times


  • A former teacher writes, “My own efforts in the classroom could never change the fact that children all over the district, state, and country could spend all day in school, not learning.” EdNews Colorado
  • Better teachers are the first step to improving Colorado’s education system. But you need to pay them a fair market value. The Denver Post

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