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Rise & Shine: Dougco admin resigns after alleged improper spending


  • Some school districts are including health in their state-mandated improvement plans. EdNews Colorado
  • Parents have lots of ideas about what the new Oakland elementary school should look like. EdNews Colorado
  • A former Dougco school board candidate’s case against the school district went before a judge yesterday. Denver Post
  • Another Dougco controvery is brewing, after an administrator resigned following accusations that he used public funds to buy Sam’s Club cards for friends and family. 7News
  • Boulder’s school cafeterias will soon offer more gluten free options to their students. Daily Camera
  • Three Boulder schools did not meet expectations and are required to submit plans on how to improve. Daily Camera
  • A Fort Collins principal is the second school district staff member to be placed on leave in two weeks, although the reasons are unclear. Coloradoan
  • They’re going to need all the staff they can get. Fort Collins schools added 530 new students this year. Coloradoan
  • In Pueblo, the district is encouraging longtime staff to retire early, to save money. Pueblo Chieftain


  • For girls who may not be college-bound, parents worry their schools haven’t prepared them for alternatives. NPR via KUNC
  • In New York, student-led campaign urges calm in the face of testing. GothamSchools
  • Teachers in D.C. turned raucous when given the opportunity to voice their concerns to mayoral candidates. Washington Post
  • The federal budget deal could be good news for school districts, who faced sequester-related budget cuts. EdWeek
  • Despite controversy, the number of charter schools continues to grow in cities nationwide. Huffington Post


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