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Rise & Shine: Funding a new school in Aurora comes with financial risk


  • State lawmakers, who write Colorado’s budget, appeared skeptical after leaders from higher education institutions promised they wouldn’t raise tuition more than 6 percent. EdNews Colorado
  • Our community editor is cooler than your community editor. Don’t believe us, meet Tiffany Montano here. EdNews Colorado
  • Funding new school construction to curb overcrowding is ‘a tricky’ financial gamble in Aurora. Aurora Sentinel
  • Extra police were on duty at two metro high schools yesterday after school officials at Thornton and Prairie View high schools discovered a possible, but not credible, threat on social media. The Denver Post
  • The Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado are among the best colleges per dollar according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Denver Business Journal via 9News
  • High school students learned the basics of computer coding while playing video games at an Academy 20 alternative high school. The lesson was part of a worldwide campaign during Computer Science Education Week. Gazette


  • Supporters and detractors of the Common Core standards duked it out in a marathon public forum hosted by New York state education commissioner, who defended the standards but admitted problems with implementation. Gotham Schools
  • Central administrators at Indianapolis Public Schools will likely have to reapply for their jobs under a massive restructure underway by Superintendent Lewis Ferebee. Chalkbeat Indiana
  • A Tennessee-ran district will absorb six new — failing — schools in July with the goal of boosting test scores. The state’s district already runs 16 schools. Chalkbeat Tennessee
  • Parents in Hong Kong pay big bucks for “celebrity” tutors to help get their children into college. Huffington Post


  • Teachers and administrators should set guidelines around what classroom leaders should and should not say on social media. The Atlantic

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