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Rise & Shine: Overcrowding may lead to a new school in Aurora


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  • A group created to advise lawmakers on potential reforms to teacher licensure finally concluded their work but the group remains divided on key issues, like the role of teacher evaluations. EdNews Colorado
  • Aurora residents may soon see a new school, to ease the district’s overcrowded middle and high schools. EdNews Colorado, Aurora Sentinel
  • A plan to fund performance rewards for Colorado’s universities will come before the Commission for Higher Education today along with a sobering account of the state higher education system’s financial health. EdNews Colorado
  • The interim president for Community College of Aurora has taken on the position permanently. Denver Post
  • Efforts to recall two board members for a Longmont charter school over the firing of a principal are moving forward, with an election expected sometime in the next month. Daily Camera
  • A Fort Collins charter school which has been sharing space in a church found a permanent location to build a new school. Coloradoan


  • At many schools, school lunch “hours” are more like 15 minutes or less. NPR
  • On international tests, private school students barely outpace their public school peers in math scores. Hechinger Report
  • Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg chipped in money for a federal initiative to provide high speed internet capabilities to all schools. Washington Post
  • In Louisiana, the “train wreck” rollout of Common Core means the accompanying tests’ role in teacher evaluations and school rankings had been delayed. Times-Picayune


  • What kind of real-life “grit” does it take for a student to make a change? EdNews Colorado
  • The book series The Hunger Games are great books for civics educators to use in the classroom. Wall Street Journal

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