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Rise & Shine: Denver board race draws national interest


  • Forty percent of Colorado high school graduates who attend in-state colleges need remediation, according to new state figures. EdNews Colorado
  • Lawmakers are beginning to scramble to finish work on important pieces of education legislation before the May adjournment deadline. EdNews Colorado
  • The St. Vrain superintendent told the House that the proposed school finance reform would restore only part of recent year’s cuts to education. Longmont Times-Call
  • Denver’s now wide-open school board race is attracting national attention from education reform advocates. Denver Post
  • The proposed “Breakfast after the bell” bill is leaving some school districts wondering how they would pay to implement it. Colorado Springs Independent
  • An Olympic bobsled champion is working with students at a high-needs Denver school. 9News
  • Boulder Valley students used social media to create a fake snow day after their district left school in session. Denver Post


  • Schools in Denver, Iowa and elsewhere are using an intensive arts curriculum as part of a federal program to improve school performance. NPR
  • A group of Florida teachers whose evaluations include information from students they don’t teach is suing. New York Times


  • Commentary: Policymakers shouldn’t rush to action on teacher evaluations without more research about what works. L.A. Times
  • Commentary: The promise of better, faster learning with technology is one that has been made for decades. EdWeek

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