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Rise & Shine: Jeffco board hires lawyer with charter ties; Thompson may do same


  • The Jeffco school board’s process for hiring a new lawyer has raised questions about transparency. Denver Post
  • The new Thompson school board votes today on hiring the same lawyer that Jeffco retained. Reporter-Herald
  • The Arapahoe H.S. gunman apparently planned to attack multiple classrooms. Denver Post


  • New Mexico teachers are resisting the state education chief’s planned evaluation system. NY Times
  • A national panel has recommended a new breed of tests to measure students’ science learning. EdWeek
  • The Walton Family Foundation is pumping significant grants in vouchers. Washington Post
  • A study has found that only 4 of 10 college students finished school where they started. AP


  • Common Core fails to prepare students for STEM, a critic of the standards argues. Denver Post

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