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Rise & Shine: Teacher evaluations to be secret


  • The Senate advanced the funding plan for next school year, but only after stripping $5 million in preschool quality improvement dollars. EdNews Colorado
  • As they ate their dinners at their desks, Senators advanced a bill allowing students to eat breakfast at theirs. EdNews Colorado
  • Public school teacher evaluations won’t be made public under a bill that won final legislative approval. CBS 4
  • A movement questioning Common Core standards is growing in the state. NBC 11
  • The superintendent of St. Vrain Valley School District cautioned that school finance reform wouldn’t mean more money for the district’s schools. Longmont Times-Call
  • The University of Colorado is setting up a task force to come up with new funding streams for the school. AP via 9News
  • The first woman astronaut to command a space shuttle is helping promote a program aimed at improving STEM instruction. Denver Post
  • The number of Pueblo students who needed remediation when they went to college decreased slightly but still represents more than half of the district’s in-state college-going population. Pueblo Chieftain
  • As enrollment at Windsor High School increases, district officials are eyeing a site for a new school in Severance. Coloradoan


  • New studies suggest that social media can help students bond. EdWeek


  • Editorial: There’s a growing body of evidence that greater police presence in schools does little to improve safety, but it increases the number of discipline problems treated as criminal issues. New York Times
  • Commentary: High remediation rates show why we must demand better outcomes from our schools. Pueblo Chieftain

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