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  • The state Board of Education approved a new set of graduation guidelines that focuses on student mastery rather than how long they’ve attended class. EdNews Colorado
  • School finance lawyer Mike Johnson announced that he will run for Denver’s school board. EdNews Colorado
  • The food and nutrition director of Southern Colorado’s largest district worries that the Breakfast after the Bell bill, which was signed into law yesterday, will become an unfunded mandate. KOAA
  • The Denver Board of Education will vote tonight on a plan to move McAuliffe International School, which is part of a school shuffle that is causing tension in the surrounding neighborhoods. Denver Post
  • Three struggling Pueblo middle schools will find out today whether they will become Innovation Schools. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Pikes Peak region teachers are struggling to keep classroom rules about technology ahead of technological advances. Gazette
  • Hundreds of Boulder students learned about water at CU. Daily Camera


  • Following a national trend, Los Angeles schools will end the practice of suspending students for “willful defiance.” Wall Street Journal
  • Chicago’s teachers union is suing to stop the closure of 53 schools. Sun-Times

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