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Rise & Shine: Scandals in Trinidad with superintendent, teacher on leave


  • The mourning isn’t over, thus the (real) work hasn’t begun on picking up the rubble of Amendment 66. EdNews Colorado
  • What will $10.5 million get you these days? A 70 percent increase in the number of Colorado students passing AP tests. EdNews Colorado
  • STUDY: Low-income students are being outpaced in academic success by their affluent peers. EdNews Colorado
  • Trinidad schools’ superintendent has been placed on paid leave. Details are few, but he was escorted out of a board meeting by police. Pueblo Chieftain
  • In other Trinidad news, a middle school teacher is also on paid leave while he’s under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a former student — who is now his sister-in-law. KRDO
  • Parents are considering a recall effort after the firing of a principal at Peak to Peak elementary school. Denver Post
  • A secular organization is threatening to sue a Highlands Ranch charter school after some parents there began a toy drive the organization believes bribes children to convert to Christianity. 9News


  • The Department of Education — with several partners including the two largest teachers unions — is launching a campaign to attract college students into the teaching profession in order to fill the estimated one million positions that will become available in the next six years. New York Times
  • YOLO! A satellite built by Virginia high school students, which communicates via text message, was launched into space. NPR
  • Philadelphia’s urban school district is in crisis with a $300 million deficit. NPR
  • The rollout of a $1 billion tablet initiative in LA schools have hit some snags, including students deleting filters so they may browse the Internet freely. So, for now, the program is put on pause. LA Times
  • In Arizona, advocates are appealing a decision that eliminated ethnic studies classes. Ed Week


  • Teacher on teacher licensing, part two: “My core value is protecting the integrity of the profession and ensuring what we do on the policy side is meaningful for those in the classroom.” EdNews Colorado
    A proposed tax-credit for Michigan students to attend a university is just dumb. Forbes

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