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Rise & Shine: Performance-based teacher exam ready to go after pilot testing


  • A new study predicts that Colorado’s state budget will face a “fiscal cliff” a bit later than previously thought. EdNews Colorado
  • The search continues for answers to inequality in Colorado schools. CS Independent (package of stories)
  • CU Regent Stephen Ludwig is pushing for the university to create its own online campus. Boulder Camera
  • Lakewood H.S. students have presented the first check for flood relief from the proceeds of their Katy Perry concert. Denver Post, 9News
  • New Jeffco board president says board “has no intention of becoming Douglas County.” Our Arvada News
  • An administrative hearing has revealed new details about Dougco’s involvement in pre-election studies touting district successes. Our LoneTree News
  • Getting ready for a cold snap makes extra work for school bus drivers before the weather changes. 9News
  • Department of Education officials held a ceremony to honor top-rated districts and schools. CDE news release


  • A performance-based test for teacher candidates is preparing to kick into high gear after two years of pilot testing. EdWeek
  • Education in Indian County is a story of running in place. EdWeek (package of stories)
  • A model student-data privacy bill is being promoted by the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council. EdWeek
  • The folks at the College Board have delayed launch of a new SAT test for a year. EdWeek
  • Nearly 20 percent of New York state schools have changed their teacher evaluation plans, some by reducing testing. Gotham Schools


  • The education world will have to adjust to millennials’ work habits, writes Sarah Jenkins. EdNews Colorado
  • Fort Lewis administrator Barbara Morris writes about the need to better prepare Native American students for college. EdWeek

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