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Rise & Shine: Students fight music cuts


  • The bill that would overhaul public school financing cleared the Senate and will advance to the House. EdNews Colorado
  • The Durango school board has reversed its opposition to the finance bill, citing that amendments boosted the district’s allotted funding. Durango Herald
  • Fort Collins students are fighting to save a high school’s music program from cuts. Coloradoan


  • Atlanta educators indicted in the cheating scandal, including former superintendent Beverly Hall, turned themselves in as confusion and anger abound. New York Times
  • The re-ignited focus on the cheating scandal has once again brought scrutiny to how schools use standardized tests. New York Times
  • A state-led turnaround effort in Memphis schools has been hailed for its progress and criticized for a lack of racial sensitivity. New York Times
  • The NRA unveiled its school safety plans, which calls for armed staff in every school. New York Times


  • Commentary: Colorado’s Supreme Court should follow Indiana’s example when ruling on Douglas County’s school voucher program. Denver Post
  • Commentary: Classrooms have become too focused on studying the lives of others at the expense of creativity. EdWeek

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