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  • A guide to what 24 proposed ballot measures that would raise funding for K-12 education actually propose. EdNews Colorado
  • And a guide to controversy over the school funding bill that the tax increases would support. Colorado Statesman
  • The state’s community college and four-year universities are set to clash over a bill that would allow community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees. Denver Post
  • The Colorado Education Association is asking the state to investigate alleged budget mismanagement in the Adams 12 school district. Denver Post
  • Starting next year, four University of Colorado professors will begin teaching massive open online courses. Daily Camera


  • Proponents of tough teacher evaluations are concerned that even in new systems, nearly every teacher is passing. New York Times
  • More transgender students are asking their schools and districts to recognize their gender identity, at younger ages. TIME
  • The number of boys diagnosed with hyperactivity disorders continues to climb at a rate critics say is inappropriate. New York Times


  • Commentary: The proposed school funding bill might propel some reform, but may not go far enough in some areas. Denver Post

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