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Rise & Shine: Study puts positive economic spin in sharing K-12 data


  • Comments ranged from determined to glum as a group that advises Gov. John Hickenlooper advisors discussed A66’s defeat. EdNews Colorado
  • Q&A: An expert on the link between student health and academic achievement shares his views. EdNews Colorado
  • Lewis-Palmer School District Superintendent John Borman has announced his retirement. Our Colorado News
  • Pot’s the top reason for school expulsions, but the number of students kicked out of school for drugs is going down. Westword
  • Colorado Springs administrator Tom Andrew has been named state assistant principal of the year. The Gazette
  • Off-duty state troopers are providing security for some Weld County schools. Greeley Tribune
  • Debate is heating up about a proposed Montessori charter school in Cortez. Cortez Journal
  • A narrow vote margin means there will be recount involving two candidates for Harrison school board. KRDO


  • A new study from a business consulting group argues that sharing K-12 data could lead to a boom in economic activity. EdWeek
  • Community college students who “stop out” more than once have a lower chance of graduting, a new report finds. Inside Higher Education
  • Parents from Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School are circulating a petition hoping to start a national dialogue about gun violence. USA Today
  • Special education cuts and sequestration have hurt America’s most vulnerable students, according to a parent survey. USA Today


  • A Donnell-Kay fellow argues that American teachers are much more respected than many believe. EdNews Colorado

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