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Rise & Shine: Close Littleton board race officially called


  • The very close school board race in Littleton has officially been called, with Kelly Perez, Jack Reutzel and Carrie Warren-Gully named the winners. Our Colorado News
  • Cherry Creek’s superintendent says that the district’s mill levy and bond money helped keep schools financially stable last year. Aurora Sentinel
  • A group of Douglas County students who met with district administrators in the wake of the school board elections say they weren’t satisfied with the outcome. Our Colorado News
  • The Re-1 Valley school board approved an engineering firm to handle a school water project. Journal-Advocate
  • A Pueblo teacher who resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sent explicit text messages to a student is still eligible to teach in Colorado. Pueblo Chieftain


  • President Barack Obama is launching a competition to overhaul schools with replication of a high-tech program in Brooklyn. Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized for his comments that “white suburban moms” oppose the Common Core. CNN
  • Though Texas isn’t participating in the Common Core, critics of the standards are using a grammar exercise used in that state and others as evidence of a liberal agenda in classrooms. Dallas Morning News


  • A veteran teacher discusses his work on the state group that is making recommendations on how to reform teacher licensure. EdNews Colorado
  • Alicia Caldwell questions how much of the marijuana tax will actually go towards schools. Denver Post
  • Holly Yettick says the results of a literacy program in Jeffco are promising. Denver Post

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