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Rise & Shine: Hispanic students closing gaps, but disparities still remain


  • The Douglas County School Board adopted a resolution opposing the school finance bill that voters will consider in November. Our Colorado News
  • Aspen Ridge Charter School announced plans to open a middle school and offer enrichment classes. Times-Call
  • A three-way partnership between a high school, community college and local biotechnology company is helping bring more labs to a Boulder school. Daily Camera
  • The director of the Iowa Department of Education is one of the finalists for superintendent of Eagle County School District. Des Moines Register
  • Boulder officials will not be moving Whittier Elementary School’s kindergartners, which had been the backup plan to address space concerns. Daily Camera
  • Supporters of the Poudre School District Foundation got to see how their philanthropy is being spent. Coloradoan


  • A new study says that Hispanic students have made significant gains closing gaps with white students, but disparities remain. New York Times
  • Congressional Republicans are supporting President Barack Obama’s plan to link student loan rates to market rates. AP via Denver Post
  • Washington, D.C., is trying to launch a hybrid district-charter school by merging a struggling district school with a high-performing charter. Washington Post
  • Connecticut’s governor wants to expand his education reform but faces budget challenges. Wall Street Journal

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