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  • The House gave preliminary approval to the proposal to overhaul the state’s school finance system. EdNews Colorado
  • The final House vote on the bill is expected today. EdNews Colorado
  • A bill under consideration in the legislature aims to help schools manage rising number of food allergies. KREX-TV
  • A Fort Collins middle school was designated one of the country’s most environmentally friendly. Coloradoan
  • Rocky Heights Middle School is the first in Douglas County to offer archery. Our Colorado News
  • Some Pueblo Community College students say the school discriminated when it cut short a drag show. 9News


  • President Barack Obama hosted a science fair to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM. New York Times
  • Atlanta is offering students extra help to catch up after the cheating scandal. USA Today
  • A new survey suggests the public thinks American students perform worse on international science tests than they actually do. AP via HuffPo
  • Texas teachers worry that new tests will unfairly penalize special education students and the schools that educate them. Dallas Morning News


  • A survivor of the Columbine shootings, now a teacher, says no child should have to worry about gun violence in school. CNN

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