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Rise & Shine: Colorado reassesses school finance after Amendement 66’s defeat

COLORADO

  • The release of the “nation’s report card” shows that Colorado lags in improving its middle school scores but has had success in elementary school. EdNews Colorado
  • Check out our updated election coverage for the final returns from Wednesday morning. EdNews Colorado
  • In lingering election news, Amendment 66 supporters are trying to sort out the reasons behind their crushing defeat. EdNews Colorado
  • So what happens next? Legislators begin to unveil plans for the path forward on school finance. 9News
  • The slate of conservative candidates that swept Jeffco’s school board race could bring major changes to the district, including a new superintendent. 9News
  • An opponent of the Dougco board says race was not a mandate, that the election was an almost 50-50 split. Denver Post
  • The involuntary departure of Peak to Peak’s elementary principal is raising more questions than are being answered, to parents dismay. Daily Camera
  • And in no-relation to Amendment 66, a pair of teens were arrested early Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a school at Noel campus. Police believe there could be a link to other incident at neighboring schools. 7News

NATION

  • Michigan has started giving degrees to college dropouts, hundreds of whom had enough credits for an associate’s degree. NPR
  • A school in British Columbia has banned tag, holding hands and “imaginary fighting games.” Parents worry that too many restrictions have been placed on childhood. Altantic
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s money was not a guarantee for success in races across the country but his style of reform saw some support in school board races, especially in Colorado. NPR
  • But in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the school board elections tilted away from reform-style candidates. NPR

OPINION

  • In Maine, a reporter visits a small rural school and asks the question, “what makes a school?” Atlantic
  • The League of Charter Schools commented on the defeat of A66, calling it a set-back for schools. Gazette

Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.

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