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Rise & Shine: Dougco’s likely next board president looks to future


  • The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier for states to extend their waivers of No Child Left Behind regulations, causing Colorado officials to celebrate but prompting some concerns among experts. EdNews Colorado
  • The likely next president of the Douglas County school board says he’ll be focused on mending the community’s rift over school reform. Our Colorado News
  • Some parents pulled their students out of a Widefield charter school over a bullying exercise that simulated shunning students. Gazette
  • The Boulder Valley School District is taking a closer look at enrollment trends after more students than expected enrolled at Louisville Elementary School. Daily Camera
  • Windsor schools have formed a non-profit foundation to raise money to pay for classroom technology. Coloradoan
  • La Junta school officials are re-evaluating their plan to improve their state performance rating. La Junta Tribune Democrat
  • Longmont students attempted to break a world record in cup stacking. Daily Camera
  • Lewis-Palmer School District’s superintendent announced that he is retiring. Our Colorado News
  • New members of the RE-1 Valley Board of Education will be sworn in on Monday. Journal-Advocate
  • Colorado students competed in a mock stock market challenge. Our Colorado News


  • In New York, criticism of Common Core standards have provided a test for the state’s education commissioner. New York Times
  • And in Chicago, parents organized a neighborhood school fair to criticize school choice plans. DNAInfo Chicago


  • The chair of the House Education Committee says that in the wake of the failure of Amendment 66, there are still opportunities to improve the state’s school funding system. Summit Daily News
  • A Colorado television host presents an alternate school funding reform proposal that he believes would have a greater chance of passage than Amendment 66. Huffington Post
  • An English professor argues that humanities are at the heart of education. Denver Post

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