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Rise & Shine: Indiana voucher law upheld


  • Denver charter operators say they’re getting better at shutting down low-performing schools and submitting strong school applications. EdNews Colorado
  • A new report ranks Colorado last in higher education cuts per student. Rocky Mountain Collegian
  • A rural southwestern Colorado school district now allows its high school principal and superintendent to carry concealed firearms on campus. AP via Huffington Post
  • The Douglas County School District enhanced its website and bumped its transparency grade from a D to an A minus from a watchdog group. Our Colorado News
  • Widefield County School District’s online program allows students to progress at their own pace. Colorado Springs Gazette
  • More music schools dedicated to teaching students rock and roll are opening in the metro Denver area. Aurora Sentinel


  • The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state’s voucher law, one of the broadest in the country, in a ruling supporters hope will set a national precedent. AP via Denver Post
  • A new report warns that public colleges and universities will find in increasingly difficult to offset cuts in state aid by raising tuition. Inside Higher Ed
  • A group of Phoenix charter schools is under fire for using teaching tools tied to Scientology. NPR
  • States that won Race to the Top funds are taking many varied approaches to personalizing learning in their classrooms. EdWeek


  • Commentary: Protecting GLBTQ students in Colorado schools is everyone’s responsibility. Rocky Mountain Collegian
  • Commentary: Common Core math standards give teachers the opportunity to move beyond the worksheet. EdWeek

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