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Rise & Shine: Aspen finance bill opposition


  • A bill that would overhaul funding for students learning English cleared the House Education committee. EdNews Colorado
  • Commerce City parents are learning to cook the food served in their students’ cafeteria. EdNews Colorado
  • Opponents of Douglas County’s school board are teaming up with the teachers union to mount a campaign against the board. The Colorado Observer
  • An amendment that would add education funding to the budget was defeated, with Democrats saying the money should go to the separate proposed school finance act. KUNC
  • Aspen Superintendent John Maloy spoke out about the school finance bill, which would cut $2.7 million from his district’s budget. Aspen Daily News
  • Human error in administering math and reading assessments at Englewood High School resulted in no scores for most of the freshman class. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival actors performing in the state’s schools incorporate anti-bullying lessons into their performances. PBS


  • Dozens of people were arrested as they protested school closures in Chicago. NPR
  • The Indiana voucher ruling is indicative of a larger trend in which rather than funding neighborhood schools, legislators send public funds directly to families, who are free to choose a public or private school. New York Times
  • A new poll of professional well-being found that teachers rank second only to doctors. New York Times
  • San Diego’s new pick for superintendent has deep ties to parents. EdWeek


  • Commentary: The public shouldn’t measure a college degree’s worth by how much money graduates make. Denver Post

Rise & Shine

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