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Rise & Shine: Aurora charter school seeks home


  • A new bilingual Montessori-style charter school is searching for a building in North Aurora before the start of the school year. Aurora Sentinel
  • Roaring Forks Re-1 district has created a new position to link student academic growth to new teaching materials. Aspen Times
  • Boulder teachers will spend their Saturday learning how to use iPads in their classrooms. Daily Camera
  • The Colorado Department of Education approved an online school that teaches marijuana cultivation. Denver Post
  • Eagle County schools won a $750,000 grant to bolster math and science education. Vail Daily


  • The final round of school closing hearings in Chicago has been sparsely attended, with opponents of closure arguing input is pointless. Chicago Tribune
  • State legislators in Texas are trying to expand free breakfast to all students in low-income neighborhoods, not just those who apply. New York Times
  • Mexican teachers rioted over plans to transfer power from the teachers union to the government. New York Times


  • A group of mayors and city council members urge cities to expand their after-school learning programs. EdWeek

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