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Rise & Shine: O’Brien considers DPS board run


  • The Denver Public School Board minority is often portrayed as a purely oppositional force, but they have a vision. EdNews Colorado
  • A small but enthusiastic group of teachers is embracing standing desks for their classrooms. EdNews Colorado
  • Former Lieutenant Governor Barbara O’Brien is considering a run for the Denver School Board. Denver Post
  • Schools on the Western Slope are among ones across the country where concerns about test manipulation have been raised. KJCT
  • Wasson High School held its last prom. Colorado Springs Gazette


  • In the wake of a teacher boycott of a Seattle standardized tests, the district will let schools decide whether to administer the exams. Seattle Times
  • The leader of a teacher cheating ring in Memphis was sentenced to federal prison. New York Times
  • The head of Pennsylvania’s open records office said that the state’s charter schools routinely violate the laws. Inquirer


  • Commentary: Colorado’s child welfare ombudsman must be independent from the state agency that supervises child protection work. Denver Post

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