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Rise & Shine: Co. skips common science standards


  • The University of Colorado Regents approved in-state tuition hikes ranging from 6 to almost 9 percent. EdNews Colorado
  • A new resolution introduced in the legislature urges school districts to place armed guards in schools. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado is sitting out an effort to create a set common science standards among states that for the first time to identify climate change as a core curricular concept. Daily Camera
  • The school finance reform bill under consideration in the legislature is rankling school board members in Douglas County. Our Colorado News
  • Englewood police and school district officials are coordinating to update a decade-old plan to respond to violence in schools. Our Colorado News
  • A Colorado Springs teacher was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. Colorado Springs Gazette


  • In communities like Newark, early college high schools are being used as a model for getting low-income students to college. New York Times
  • A new bill under consideration in the Senate would encourage schools to adopt positive behavioral support services and early-intervention practices to improve student mental health. EdWeek
  • More than 1,000 New Jersey students walked out of class to protest state education budget cuts. Star-Ledger


  • Commentary: Standardized testing did not cause Atlanta teachers to cheat. EdWeek

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