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Rise & Shine: Boulder parents sign petition to recall charter board members


  • According to opt-out activists, this will be a big year in Colorado for parents pulling their kids out of standardized testing. Activists are trying to “starve (the state) of data.” EdNews Colorado
  • The message from superintendents at a panel Wednesday was that Colorado reform has been too top down and they need more flexibility to carry out big changes. EdNews Colorado
  • A math tutoring program in Denver schools has shown big initial increases in students’ math performance but whether those gains will last is less clear. EdNews Colorado
  • Race to the Top finalists were announced yesterday and several Colorado school districts made the list. EdNews Colorado
  • Two Colorado school districts and a foundation won USDA Farm to School grants. EdNews Colorado
  • The slate of Dougco school board candidates who opposed the current board and who lost in the election are moving forward with a legal challenge related to their erstwhile opponents’ campaign activities. Our Colorado News
  • District administrators at Poudre School District who are under scrutiny for a so-called “pyramid scheme” involving district money may also have pressured employees to participate. Coloradoan
  • In Boulder, the school board named a new president and two of its members are now facing a petition from parents for recall, due to firing of a beloved principal. Daily Camera
  • The fallout from school board races continues. As new board members take over in Jeffco, community members can expect big changes. Denver Post
  • The Adams 12 Five Star candidate who did not live in the district in which she ran will have her votes counted, according to a judge’s ruling. The Secretary of State plans to appeal. Daily Camera
  • A Parker charter school received a national award for its focus on student character. Our Colorado News


  • In New York, an affluent area of the city is exempt from the city-wide choice process, leading to accusations of favoritism. WNYC
  • Arne Duncan apologized for his comment about “white suburban women,” saying it was a clumsy phrase. US DOE


  • Why did A66 fail? Van Schoales said that it’s a combination of factors, included weak alliances. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado voters want to reform the school system, not the funding, according to the vice-president of the Adams County 12 school board. EdNews Colorado
  • A teacher argued that Facebook makes his students, especially the boys, better writers. The Atlantic

The headline of this post has been changed to clarify that parents in Boulder are signing a petition to recall members of a charter school board, not the Boulder Valley board.

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