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Rise & Shine: States wresting with setting cut scores for new common tests


  • School districts around Colorado are ramping up for the Breakfast After the Bell law that kicks in next year. EdNews Colorado
  • The advocacy group A+ Denver has found poor oversight in the School Improvement Grant program. EdNews Colorado
  • DPS board member Landri Taylor is leaving the Urban League to take a job with a construction company. Denver Post
  • Middle school debate gives insight into student views on school safety. CPR
  • Lagging enrollment is creating a budget squeeze at CSU-Pueblo. The Chieftain


  • States wresting with setting cut scores for new common tests. EdWeek
  • A few urban districts made gains in NAEP reading and math tests. EdWeek, Hechinger Report, The Atlantic
  • A new review takes a look at the status of English language learners. ECS
  • Report finds NCLB waivers may have reduced the number of schools deemed failing as states changed accountability. USNews
  • Wyoming rolling out form of performance funding for community colleges. AP via


  • The latest school shooting forces us to again ask why, writes a guest columnist. Denver Post

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