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Rise & Shine: DPS pushing for mandatory English learner teacher training


  • The legislature’s education agenda was dominated by financial issues. EdNews Colorado
  • Parents at a Denver elementary school are anxious about its future after the principal was abruptly dismissed. EdNews Colorado
  • DPS officials want the state to make training for teaching English language learners part of the teacher certification process. Denver Post
  • Hundreds of fifth-graders from around Colorado re-enacted the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Saratoga. 9News
  • The outgoing superintendent of Aurora Public Schools, John Barry, is leaving a legacy of reduced dropout and truancy rates. Denver Post
  • A Centennial Middle School science teacher is one of 14 teachers in the country chosen to take a research trip to the Arctic this summer. Daily Camera
  • The University of Colorado is restructuring its fundraising efforts. Denver Post
  • A program in Carbondale is drawing immigrants into the community in part by connecting parents to schools. Denver Post


  • An advocacy group that opposes vouchers and the growth of charter schools is wielding increasing power in Texas. New York Times
  • A Newtown, Connecticut, task force recommended tearing down Sandy Hook Elementary School and building a new school on its site. New York Times
  • Los Angeles school officials are fighting for a zero-tolerance policy on school cheating among teachers. L.A. Times

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